Social participation, interpersonal trust, and health: A study of 65- and 75-year-olds in western Finland

Fredrica Nyqvist, Mikael Nygård, Gunborg Jakobsson

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Abstrakti

Aim: To study the association between social participation, interpersonal trust, and self-rated health among 65- and 75-year-olds. Methods: The data originates from a cross-sectional postal questionnaire survey conducted among 1577 persons aged 65 and 75 years in western Finland (response rate 67%). Logistic regression analyses were performed in order to investigate the association between social capital - in terms social participation and interpersonal trust - and health while controlling for sociodemographic variables. Results: The results showed that the social participation indicator ("active membership in organisations") was positively associated with health among 75-year-olds, but not among 65-year-olds. By contrast, interpersonal trust was positively associated with health in both age groups. Conclusions: The results imply that social participation and its association with health is moderated by age, whereas interpersonal trust is not.
AlkuperäiskieliEi tiedossa
Sivut431–438
Sivumäärä8
JulkaisuScandinavian Journal of Public Health
Vuosikerta40
Numero5
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 2012
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Julkaistu artikkeli, soviteltu

Keywords

  • interpersonal trust
  • self-rated health
  • social capital
  • social participation
  • older adults

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