Predictors of use of senior centers by elderly Chinese immigrants in Canada

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This study examined the prevalence and predictors of use of senior centers by a random sample of 1,537 elderly Chinese immigrants in Canada. A service utilization model of Andersen and Newman (1973) was adopted as the theoretical framework to examine the predicting effects of predisposing, enabling, and need factors. The findings showed that 28.8% of the elderly Chinese immigrants reported using a senior center within the past year. Having a religion, living alone, having stronger Chinese ethnic identity and stronger social support were the significant predictors identified, as shown in the hierarchical logistic regression findings.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-121
Number of pages25
JournalJournal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Elderly Chinese
  • Immigrants
  • Senior centers
  • Service utilization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Education

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