Factors Associated with the Number of Participating Social Activities of Elderly People Living in the Community: Examination by Activity Including Community Commitment

Yui Atosako, Hisako Izumi, Sayaka Kotera
2021 Japanese Journal of Public Health Nursing  
Objective: To identify factors related to community commitment that are associated with the social activities of the elderly. Methods: An anonymous self-administered questionnaire survey was conducted among elderly people aged ≥65 years residing in community organizations. The responses from 625 respondents (valid response rate: 80.5%) were included in the logistic regression analysis using social activity as a dependent variable. Results: The high-scoring group showed high total score on the
more » ... mmunity commitment scale in terms of "personal activities," "social participation," and "learning activities." The high-scoring group showed high perceived health, many friends, more invitations from friends for "personal activities"; many friends, good recognition in social activities, invitations for activities from administrative staff in terms of "social participation"; and high perceived health, good recognition in social activities, and browsing the bulletin board in terms of "learning activities." Discussion: The factors affecting the social participation of elderly people were different for different activities. Overall, there is a need to provide appropriate support to the elderly to participate in each activity and also to cultivate greater community commitment.
doi:10.15078/jjphn.10.2_34 fatcat:xpnhbpoks5cxxepgx4sojpp3pe