Social capital and self-rated health amongst older people in western Finland and northern Sweden: a multi-level analysis

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Publikationens författare: Fredrica Nyqvist, Mikael Nygård, Wouter Steenbeek
Förläggare: SPRINGER
Publiceringsår: 2014
Tidskrift: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
Tidskriftsakronym: Int J Behav Med
Volym: 21
Nummer: 2
Artikelns första sida, sidnummer: 337
Artikelns sista sida, sidnummer: 347
Antal sidor: 11
ISSN: 1070-5503
eISSN: 1532-7558


Abstrakt

We conclude that contextual-level social capital on a municipal level is less important for understanding the influence of social capital on health in the Bothnia region of Finland and Sweden. On the other hand, our study shows that individual-level social participation and trust have a positive and significant association with self-rated health. We suggest that other ways of defining social capital at the collective level, such as the inclusion of neighbourhood social capital, could be one direction for future research.


Nyckelord

Older people, Self-rated health, Social capital, Sweden

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