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Noaberschap : een onderzoek naar de invloed van sociaal kapitaal op de gezondheid en het gezondheidsgedrag van ouderen in Overdinkel

Vos, L. (2010) Noaberschap : een onderzoek naar de invloed van sociaal kapitaal op de gezondheid en het gezondheidsgedrag van ouderen in Overdinkel.

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Abstract:According to findings in the literature, social capital of the elderly is decreasing. In this study we examined the social capital of elderly in Overdinkel. Noaberschap is a cultural phenomenon that exists in Twente and de Achterhoek, and is a form of social capital. In this study social capital is divided in bonding social capital; bridging social capital, affiliation in the neighborhood and affiliation in clubs. Next to this, this study examines if there are differences between males and females regarding social capital. According to the literature giving support relates to receiving support. This is called reciprocity. This study examines if giving support relates to receiving support for elderly in Overdinkel. Finally, this study examined if the different forms of social capital relate to the health of elderly in Overdinkel. Health was subdivided into mental health, satisfaction with their lives, and lifestyle. The results are obtained by means of a questionnaire. The respondents questioned in this study were between 59 and 91 years of age. 93 respondents participated in this study. Results showed that bonding social capital was high for elderly in Overdinkel, whereas bridiging social capital was low. There were no differences between males and females. The giving of help related positively to the receiving of help. Bonding social capital correlated positively with mental health and life satisfaction. Bridging social capital and affiliation did not relate to mental health, life satisfaction and lifestyle.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/59465
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