Abstract:Social support is a highly discussed topic not only abroad but also in Czech literature. The entry focuses on the topic of social support experienced by selected residents of the České Budějovice Region and presents the results of the conducted survey that included 700 respondents in total. The objective of our entry is to describe the subjective assessments of different dimensions of social support of selected residents. The questionnaire focused on three areas of social support: financial (instrumental) support, daily activities support, and information support. The results describe significant relations between these areas of social support and other selected questions. A statistically significant relation was however detected between financial support and sex, in which women receive help more frequently than men. Financial support is more often demanded by persons younger than 30. Older persons were more likely to receive such help. There was however discovered a statistically significant relation for socio-economic status and subjective assessment of quality of interpersonal relations.
Authors: David Urban, Alena Kajanová
Keywords:financial support, social support, social integration, social determinants of health