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IJSSH 2023 Vol.13(3): 187-191
doi: 10.18178/ijssh.2023.V13.1142

Effects of Intergenerational Support on the Older Adults’ Mental Health in China

Bingrui Ma

Abstract—The aging population has accelerated owing to rising life expectancy and sudden fertility and death rates drop. This has led to a noticeable problem in the health of the aged. Human life revolves around health, which is now broadly understood to include both bodily and mental well-being. Compounded by the social isolation caused by Covid-19, mental health issues have become more acute, especially among the elderly. This study used the multiple linear regression model to examine the relationship between intergenerational support and the mental health of older adults (MHOA). We also investigated the relationships among different age groups. This study found that intergenerational support does not always positively affect mental health in older adults. The effects vary according to the age group.

Index Terms—Mental health, intergenerational support, older adults, aging

Bingrui Ma is with the International Campus, KyungHee University, Yongin-si, Republic of Korea. E-mail: mabingrui@khu.ac.kr (B.R.M.)


Cite: Bingrui Ma, "Effects of Intergenerational Support on the Older Adults’ Mental Health in China," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 187-191, 2023.

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