A SURVEY OF CITY OLDER ADULTS' SOCIAL SUPPORT NETWORK AND THE INDEX OF LIFE SATISFACTION
Cui Lijuan; Li Hong(Psychology Department, East China Normal University)
This report is based on the survey of 96 older adults in Shanghai with a self-edited questionnaire of social support network. The purpose is to know the general situation of the social support of city older adults,and the influence of index of life satisfaction. The results showed: 1)The score of social support network of city older adults was 85.87+8.56 (x+s); 2)There was a clearly positive correlation between the score of ssocial suppport network and index of life satisfaction; 3)In various factor levels, the support of social structures influenced the older adults' index of life satisfaction most. The influence of children came the second. The support of wife or husband came the last. Feelings support influenced more than cognition support and far more than acting support.