Social Capital and Psychological Well-Being of Chinese Immigrants in Japan.

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Title: Social Capital and Psychological Well-Being of Chinese Immigrants in Japan.
Authors: Gong S; Institute of Sociology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing 100732, China., Xu P; Department of Sociology, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, Wuhan 430073, China., Wang S; Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117570, Singapore.
Source: International journal of environmental research and public health [Int J Environ Res Public Health] 2021 Jan 11; Vol. 18 (2). Date of Electronic Publication: 2021 Jan 11.
Publication Type: Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Language: English
Journal Info: Publisher: MDPI Country of Publication: Switzerland NLM ID: 101238455 Publication Model: Electronic Cited Medium: Internet ISSN: 1660-4601 (Electronic) Linking ISSN: 16604601 NLM ISO Abbreviation: Int J Environ Res Public Health Subsets: MEDLINE
Imprint Name(s): Original Publication: Basel : MDPI, c2004-
MeSH Terms: Emigrants and Immigrants* , Social Capital*, China ; Humans ; Japan ; Object Attachment ; Social Support
Abstract: Social capital in immigrants has drawn considerable attention from social scientists. Previous studies have paid attention to how immigrants' bonding social capital (defined as social networks with co-ethnic residents) and bridging social capital (defined as social networks with native residents) are associated with their economic achievement. However, little attention has been paid to immigrants' different social capital's effects on psychological well-being. Drawing data from Chinese immigrants in Japan, we examined how these Chinese immigrants assimilated into Japanese society and how their bonding and bridging social capital related to their psychological well-being. The results show that bonding social capital directly affected immigrants' psychological well-being, whereas bridging social capital indirectly improved their psychological well-being by improving economic status. This study contributes to previous literature on how immigrants' different social capital is related to their psychological well-being.
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Contributed Indexing: Keywords: Chinese immigrants*; Japan*; bonding and bridging social capital*; psychological well-being*
Entry Date(s): Date Created: 20210114 Date Completed: 20210318 Latest Revision: 20210318
Update Code: 20210623
PubMed Central ID: PMC7826720
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph18020547
PMID: 33440737
Published: 2021 Jan 11
Database: MEDLINE

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