Relationship between Social Capital and Mental Health among the Older Adults in Aceh, Indonesia

Authors

  • Sufyan Anwar1,2, Stefanus Supriyanto3 , Wasis Budiarto3 , Rachmat Hargono3

Keywords:

mental health, social capital and older adults.

Abstract

Background: It is recognized that social capital plays an important role in health, including mental health.

However, there are only a few studies that explain the role of social capital in the mental health of older

adults in Aceh, Indonesia. This study aims to assess the relationship between social capital and the mental

health of older adults.

Method: This study used cross-sectional design by involving 483 respondents aged 60 or above, which are

retrieved by using multistage random sampling in Aceh Barat District. Data collection was conducted for

four months in 2019. SPSS Version 21 was used to analyze the data through a logistic regression test.

Result: The result shows that the average age of respondents is 69.76 years and female respondents are

68.9%. The result of logistic regression analysis to conclude the relationship between social capital and

mental health resulted in confidence level (p=0.044), social cohesion (p=0.021), social network (p=0.001),

and social participation (p=0.119).

Conclusion: The result indicates that social capital includes a social network, social cohesion, and trust are

significantly relevant to the mental health of older adults.

Author Biography

Sufyan Anwar1,2, Stefanus Supriyanto3 , Wasis Budiarto3 , Rachmat Hargono3

1Student of Doctoral Program in Public Health, Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya,

Indonesia, 2 Lecturer of Faculty of Public Health, Teuku Umar University, Meulaboh, Aceh, Indonesia, 3 Lecturer of

Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Sufyan Anwar1,2, Stefanus Supriyanto3 , Wasis Budiarto3 , Rachmat Hargono3. (2020). Relationship between Social Capital and Mental Health among the Older Adults in Aceh, Indonesia. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 2204-2209. Retrieved from http://medicopublication.com/index.php/ijfmt/article/view/10755