Active Aging: Social Network of Community-Dwelling Thai ElderlyJournal: The Journal of Social Sciences Research (Vol.5, No. 10)
Publication Date: 2019-10-10
Authors : Panarat Satsanasupint; Thanapauge Chamaratana;
Page : 1480-1486
Keywords : Social network; Active aging; Community-dwelling; Thai elderly; Thailand.;
This study aimed to investigate the relationship between active aging, social network, and community-dwelling Thai elderly in Northeastern of Thailand. A total of 405 Thai elderly, we adopted a systematic random sampling was used for data collection, and conducted in 2018. This study shows that 63.5% were female, mean ± standard deviation (SD) age of study subjects was 68.9 ± 6.7 years. It has made up 66.4% that moderate levels of active aging. Health, participation, and security dimension most subjects had a moderate level at 72.9%, 61.2%, 67.7%. We found that a positive associated with personal factor, household factor, community factor, and social network factor. Our results also suggest that elderly service providers should pay more attention to group interaction, neighboring support, and facilitated in the community.
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