A STUDY OF THE UTILIZATION OF SOCIAL SUPPORT FOR THE CITY ELDERLY ANDTHE RELATED INFLUENTIAL FACTORS
Zhang Weidong; Lin Xihong(Psychology Department, East China Normal University)
The utilization of social support for the elderly represents one aspect of their self- protection awareness about coping with negative events in life. Many factors affect the level of awareness of making use of the external supports available to the elderly by the society. The " Invent0ry of Uti1ization of Social Support (IUSS)" was developed to investigate the aged population living in communities in Shanghai. The results showed that 1)The education level, age,and condition of health were important factors that affected the utilization of social support for the city elderly, i.e.,the aged individuals who were younger, more educated and with better condition of health tended to make better use of social support. 2) Seeking social support actively represented an active coping style.
【CateGory Index】： C913