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Article: Interaction between pre- and post-migration factors on depressive symptoms in new migrants to Hong Kong from Mainland China

TitleInteraction between pre- and post-migration factors on depressive symptoms in new migrants to Hong Kong from Mainland China
Authors
KeywordsDepression
Migration
Quality of life
Stress
Issue Date2011
PublisherSpringer New York LLC. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0010-3853
Citation
Community Mental Health Journal, 2011, v. 47 n. 5, p. 560-567 How to Cite?
AbstractThe goal of the current study is to examine the role of poor migration planning as a moderator for the effects of two post-migration factors, namely acculturation stress and quality of life, on symptoms of depression. Using a random sample of 347 Hong Kong new migrants from a 1-year longitudinal study, we used multiple regression analyses to examine both the direct and interaction effects of poorly planned migration, acculturation stress, and quality of life on depressive symptoms. Although poorly planned migration did not predict depressive symptoms at 1-year follow-up, it did exacerbate the detrimental effect of the two post-migration factors, namely high stress or low quality of life (both also measured at baseline) on depressive symptoms at this stage. Our results indicate that preventive measures must be developed for new immigrants in Hong Kong, especially for those who were not well prepared for migration. © 2010 The Author(s).
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/145097
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.979
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.467
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dc.contributor.authorChou, KLen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, WKFen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChow, NWSen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-21T05:44:48Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-21T05:44:48Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_HK
dc.identifier.citationCommunity Mental Health Journal, 2011, v. 47 n. 5, p. 560-567en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0010-3853en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/145097-
dc.description.abstractThe goal of the current study is to examine the role of poor migration planning as a moderator for the effects of two post-migration factors, namely acculturation stress and quality of life, on symptoms of depression. Using a random sample of 347 Hong Kong new migrants from a 1-year longitudinal study, we used multiple regression analyses to examine both the direct and interaction effects of poorly planned migration, acculturation stress, and quality of life on depressive symptoms. Although poorly planned migration did not predict depressive symptoms at 1-year follow-up, it did exacerbate the detrimental effect of the two post-migration factors, namely high stress or low quality of life (both also measured at baseline) on depressive symptoms at this stage. Our results indicate that preventive measures must be developed for new immigrants in Hong Kong, especially for those who were not well prepared for migration. © 2010 The Author(s).en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSpringer New York LLC. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0010-3853en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofCommunity Mental Health Journalen_HK
dc.rightsThe Author(s)en_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong Licenseen_US
dc.subjectDepressionen_HK
dc.subjectMigrationen_HK
dc.subjectQuality of lifeen_HK
dc.subjectStressen_HK
dc.titleInteraction between pre- and post-migration factors on depressive symptoms 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=Interaction Between Pre- and Post-Migration Factors on Depressive Symptoms in New Migrants to Hong Kong from Mainland China&title=Community Mental Health Journal&issn=00103853&date=2011-10-01&volume=47&issue=5& spage=560&authors=Kee-Lee Chou, Winky K. F. Wong, Nelson W. S. Chowen_US
dc.identifier.emailChou, KL: klchou@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailChow, NWS: hrnwcws@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10597-010-9333-1en_HK
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_HK
dc.description.otherSpringer Open Choice, 21 Feb 2012en_US
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