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Article: Interaction between pre- and post-migration factors on depressive symptoms in new migrants to Hong Kong from Mainland China
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TitleInteraction between pre- and post-migration factors on depressive symptoms in new migrants to Hong Kong from Mainland China
 
AuthorsChou, KL1
Wong, WKF1
Chow, NWS1
 
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
 
CitationCommunity Mental Health Journal, 2011, v. 47 n. 5, p. 560-567 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10597-010-9333-1
 
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).
 
ISSN0010-3853
2012 Impact Factor: 1.31
2012 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.664
 
DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10597-010-9333-1
 
ISI Accession Number IDWOS:000295574200009
 
ReferencesReferences in Scopus
 
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dc.contributor.authorWong, WKF
 
dc.contributor.authorChow, NWS
 
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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).
 
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dc.identifier.citationCommunity Mental Health Journal, 2011, v. 47 n. 5, p. 560-567 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10597-010-9333-1
 
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2012 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.664
 
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dc.rightsThe Author(s)
 
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License
 
dc.subjectDepression
 
dc.subjectMigration
 
dc.subjectQuality of life
 
dc.subjectStress
 
dc.titleInteraction between pre- and post-migration factors on depressive symptoms in new migrants to Hong Kong from Mainland China
 
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Author Affiliations
  1. The University of Hong Kong