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Article: Correlates of Quality of Life in New Migrants to Hong Kong from Mainland China
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TitleCorrelates of Quality of Life in New Migrants to Hong Kong from Mainland China
 
AuthorsWong, WKF1
Chou, KL1
Chow, NWS1
 
KeywordsChina
Depression
Hong Kong
Immigrants
Quality of life
 
Issue Date2012
 
PublisherSpringer Netherlands. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0303-8300
 
CitationSocial Indicators Research, 2012, v. 107 n. 2, p. 373-391 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11205-011-9853-2
 
AbstractThe concept of Quality of life (QOL) has received considerable attention from different disciplines. The aim of this study was to identify what are the correlates of QOL among Chinese new immigrants in Hong Kong. Data were collected through a cross-sectional survey among 449 Hong Kong new immigrants from Mainland China. Bivariate and multiple regression analyses were performed to examine the association between immigrants' QOL and their demographic characteristics, socio-economic factors, optimism, sense of control, perceived social support, perceived neighborhood disorder, collective efficacy, pre-migration planning, depressive symptoms and acculturation stress. Our findings demonstrated that depressive symptom is the most prominent factor in reducing immigrants' level of QOL, perceived social support and optimism are the two important factors that enhance the QOL of these depressed immigrants. Our results indicate that preventive measures must be developed, and professional counseling and psychological support services must be provided to new immigrants in Hong Kong, especially those who have depressive symptoms. © 2011 The Author(s).
 
ISSN0303-8300
2013 Impact Factor: 1.452
 
DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11205-011-9853-2
 
ISI Accession Number IDWOS:000303532500009
 
ReferencesReferences in Scopus
 
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dc.description.abstractThe concept of Quality of life (QOL) has received considerable attention from different disciplines. The aim of this study was to identify what are the correlates of QOL among Chinese new immigrants in Hong Kong. Data were collected through a cross-sectional survey among 449 Hong Kong new immigrants from Mainland China. Bivariate and multiple regression analyses were performed to examine the association between immigrants' QOL and their demographic characteristics, socio-economic factors, optimism, sense of control, perceived social support, perceived neighborhood disorder, collective efficacy, pre-migration planning, depressive symptoms and acculturation stress. Our findings demonstrated that depressive symptom is the most prominent factor in reducing immigrants' level of QOL, perceived social support and optimism are the two important factors that enhance the QOL of these depressed immigrants. Our results indicate that preventive measures must be developed, and professional counseling and psychological support services must be provided to new immigrants in Hong Kong, especially those who have depressive symptoms. © 2011 The Author(s).
 
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dc.identifier.citationSocial Indicators Research, 2012, v. 107 n. 2, p. 373-391 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11205-011-9853-2
 
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dc.subjectChina
 
dc.subjectDepression
 
dc.subjectHong Kong
 
dc.subjectImmigrants
 
dc.subjectQuality of life
 
dc.titleCorrelates of Quality of Life in New Migrants to Hong Kong from Mainland China
 
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Author Affiliations
  1. The University of Hong Kong