Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Social Science and Higher Education (ICSSHE 2021)

The Effects of Changes in Family Social Capital on Health in Taiwan: An Examination of the Mediation Effect of Smoking Behavior

Authors
Yenhau Pan1, Nientsu Wang2, *
1College of Law, Minjiang University, Fuzhou, Fujian 350108, China
2College of Humanities, Minjiang University, Fuzhou, Fujian 350108, China
*Corresponding author. E-mail: alexpan0911@163.com
Corresponding Author
Nientsu Wang
Available Online 23 November 2021.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211122.093How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Taiwan; Family social capital; Self-rated health; Smoking; Panel Study of Family Dynamics
Abstract

This study assesses the direct effect of changes in family social capital (FSC) on self-rated health (SRH) and its indirect effect through changes in smoking behavior. This study uses logistic regression and mediation analysis models to analyze the longitudinal data on 2,108 adult children in Taiwan. The findings show that respondents who maintain good relations with parents have a lower likelihood of poor SRH. The results find stable smoking exerting a detrimental effect on health. There is no evidence for the mediation effect of changes in smoking on the relationship between changes in FSC and SRH because of most of the insignificant relationships between changes in FSC and smoking. Health policy makers aiming to promote health and reduce the prevalence of smoking should understand the importance of a reciprocal relationship and the weak effects of FSC on smoking.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Social Science and Higher Education (ICSSHE 2021)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
23 November 2021
ISBN
978-94-6239-464-3
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211122.093How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2021 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press SARL.
Open Access
This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC license.

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