Gender Differences in the Relationship of Social Activity and Quality of Life in Community-Dwelling Taiwanese Elders

Yueh Ping Li, Sang I. Lin, Ching Huey Chen

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

20 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

This study explores the gender differences in the relationship between social activity and quality of life (QOL). A cross-sectional survey of 220 community-dwelling elderly people was conducted in southern Taiwan. Social activity was classified into six categories. The brief version of the World Health Organization QOL (WHOQOL-BREF) was used to measure QOL. Findings revealed that the associations of six types of social activities with QOL were weaker among women than men. The regression analyses further showed that for women, only religious activity was positively related to total QOL, while for men only involvement in formal group activity was positively related to total QOL.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-320
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Women and Aging
Volume23
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Oct

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Gender Studies
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Gender Differences in the Relationship of Social Activity and Quality of Life in Community-Dwelling Taiwanese Elders'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this