Socioeconomic determinants of self-rated health among older Malaysians: Non-comparative and age-comparative models

Rosnah Ismail, and Tengku Aizan Hamid, and Low, Wah Yun (2008) Socioeconomic determinants of self-rated health among older Malaysians: Non-comparative and age-comparative models. International Journal of Psychology, 43 (3-4). p. 74. ISSN 0020-7594

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Abstract

The study was to determine the effect of selected socioeconomic variables on self-rated health (SRH) of older persons. Total respondents is 2,980. Mean age is 70 years old (M=70.43, SD=7.23), males (50.5%), Malays (56.9%), married (56.2%) and primary education (44.6%), median income is USD106 a month. The independent variables accounted for 7.4% of variance in noncomparative SRH (F=35.33, df=6, p=0.000), with greatest effect is age, education, ethnicity, marital status and monthly income. Results indicated differences in the two measures of SRH, as the age-comparative single item naturally has weaker correlation with age. The study investigated the direct impact of socioeconomic factors on SRH and compared two separate models.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Psychology, Socioeconomic, Self-rated health
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
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Divisions: SCHOOL > School of Psychology and Social Work
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email storage.bpmlib@ums.edu.my
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2011 07:57
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2017 02:26
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/1327

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