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Article: Correlates of Quality of Life in New Migrants to Hong Kong from Mainland China

TitleCorrelates of Quality of Life in New Migrants to Hong Kong from Mainland China
Authors
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
Citation
Social Indicators Research, 2012, v. 107 n. 2, p. 373-391 How to Cite?
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).
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/144912
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dc.contributor.authorChou, KLen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChow, NWSen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-21T05:42:29Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-21T05:42:29Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_HK
dc.identifier.citationSocial Indicators Research, 2012, v. 107 n. 2, p. 373-391en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0303-8300en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/144912-
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).en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSpringer Netherlands. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0303-8300en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofSocial Indicators Researchen_HK
dc.rightsThe Author(s)en_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong Licenseen_US
dc.subjectChinaen_HK
dc.subjectDepressionen_HK
dc.subjectHong Kongen_HK
dc.subjectImmigrantsen_HK
dc.subjectQuality of lifeen_HK
dc.titleCorrelates of Quality of Life in New Migrants to Hong Kong from Mainland Chinaen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4551/resserv?sid=springerlink&genre=article&atitle=Correlates of Quality of Life in New Migrants to Hong Kong from Mainland China&title=Social Indicators Research&issn=03038300&date=2011-05-04& spage=1&authors=Winky K. F. Wong, Kee-Lee Chou, Nelson W. S. Chowen_US
dc.identifier.emailChou, KL: klchou@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11205-011-9853-2en_HK
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dc.description.otherSpringer Open Choice, 21 Feb 2012en_US
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