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Subjective Well-Being among Empty-Nest Elderly and Its Related Factors:Taking Guangdong Province as an Example

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Abstract

Objective: To explore the the status of happiness and social support of empty nesters in Guangdong Province and analyze the relationship between the above two variables.


Method: Totally 1148 empty nesters (776 males, 734 females) from 5 cities in Guangdong province are selected by stratified random sampling and conducted with Memorial University of Newfoundland Scale of Happiness (MUNSH), Social Support Rating Scale (SSRS), Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) and a self-edited questionnaire on the general information.


Results: The total score of MUNSH is (10.20±6.37). The total score and the scores of the 3 dimensions of objective support, subject support, the use of support in SSRS are (30.79±5.51), (9.24±2.37), (19.38±4.95) and (9.22±2.15) respectively. Multiple variable linear regression show that are positively associated with the total scores of MUNSH (B= .227, .115, .098, .158, .082, respectively, P< .05). was negatively associated with total score of MUNSH (B=-.097, P< .05).


Conclusion: It suggests that the sort of leisure, gender, progress rank, family characteristics, such as family economic condition and father’s career may be related factors of undergraduates life satisfaction.


Keywords

Empty Nest Elderly, Happiness, Related Factors, Multiple Variable Linear Regression


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