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dc.contributor.authorMbuthia, Kezia
dc.contributor.authorMwangi, Samuel
dc.contributor.authorOwino, George
dc.date.accessioned2023-04-05T06:56:23Z
dc.date.available2023-04-05T06:56:23Z
dc.date.issued2022-11
dc.identifier.citationMbuthia K, Mwangi S and Owino G (2022), Implications of providing social support to close network members on the social well-being of older people in Kitui County, Kenya. Front. Aging 3:897508. doi: 10.3389/fragi.2022.897508en_US
dc.identifier.otherdoi: 10.3389/fragi.2022.897508
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/25117
dc.descriptionArticleen_US
dc.description.abstractSocial support is a strong predictor of social well-being. Older people are key providers of social support to others, but an overemphasis on received social support in gerontological literature portrays them as mere recipients. We examined the association between social support provided by older people and its influence on their social well-being. Data were collected from 369 respondents residing in rural dwellings in Kitui County using mixed methods and were analyzed for association using chi-square statistics. Instrumental, emotional, and information support provision was determined by asking four questions in each category about whether the respondents provided social support to close network members. The subjective experience of support provision using a satisfaction question for each domain of social support was used to determine the influence of providing social support on the social well-being of older people. Provision of social support across the three domains was found to be significantly associated with social well-being. The level of statistical significance was highest for emotional and information support compared to instrumental support. Older people are important providers of social support. The majority of those who provided social support reported being satisfied. Therefore, offering social support, especially emotional and information support, is an important contributor to satisfaction with these aspects of social well-being.en_US
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dc.publisherFrontiersen_US
dc.subjectsocial well-beingen_US
dc.subjectsocial supporten_US
dc.subjectinstrumental supporten_US
dc.subjectemotional supporten_US
dc.subjectinformational supporten_US
dc.subjectclose network membersen_US
dc.titleImplications of providing social support to close network members on the social well-being of older people in Kitui County, Kenya.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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