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Factors influencing the quality of life of empty nesters: Empirical evidence from Southwest China

Wang, C., Zhang, B., Oláh, J. and Hasan, M.ORCID: 0000-0001-9857-9265 (2021) Factors influencing the quality of life of empty nesters: Empirical evidence from Southwest China. Sustainability, 13 (5). Article 2662.

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Quality of life is a widely accepted concept based on the notion that people’s lives have been subject to rapid development and industrialization. This study aims to explore the impact of different factors on the quality of life of empty nesters in Southwest China. The main factors explored are resilience and social supports (SS), highlighted here from different perspectives. Moreover, the correlations between other variables and quality of life are shown here. This study experimented with a hierarchical multiple regression model from survey data with 3583 valid responses. It argued that both resilience and social supports, including family members and friends, are significantly correlated with the Chinese empty nesters’ quality of life. Family support and friend support play a significant mediating role in the association between resilience and quality of life. However, neither government nor nongovernmental support significantly influences the quality of life. Therefore, the hypothetical recommendations of this study have been partially confirmed. The findings of this study provide a more comprehensive understanding of the overall mental and physical health of Chinese empty nesters.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: MDPI
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