Social Capital and Qualityof Life in Old Age
2006 (English)In: Journal of Aging and Health, ISSN 0898-2643, E-ISSN 1552-6887, Vol. 18, no 3, 419-434 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The objective of this article is to identify determinants of quality of life (QoL) andinvestigate their association with individual- and community-level social capitalamong older people in rural Bangladesh.Across-sectional study of 1,135 elderly persons(aged ≥ 60 years) was conducted in a rural district in Bangladesh. Independentvariables included age, sex, education, economic status of the elderly person, andindividual- and community-level social capital. Self-rated QoL was the dependentvariable. Descriptive analyses were done to showgroup differences in QoL and logisticregression analyses to identify determinants of QoL. Advanced age, poor householdeconomic status, and lowsocial capital at individual and community levels weresignificant determinants of poor QoL among the elderly. This population-based studyprovided empirical evidence that social capital both at individual and community levelswas directly associated with the QoL of elderly people in rural Bangladesh.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 18, no 3, 419-434 p.
aged; Bangladesh; developing countries; quality of life; social capital
Research subject Sociology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-34434OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-34434DiVA: diva2:756328