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Conference Paper: Depressive symptoms of older adults in Hong Kong: the role of grandparent reward
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TitleDepressive symptoms of older adults in Hong Kong: the role of grandparent reward
 
AuthorsLou, VW1
 
KeywordsChinese older adults
Depressive symptoms
Grandparent reward
Hong kong
Relation-oriented reward
 
Issue Date2010
 
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/IJSW
 
CitationIntergenerational Family Support for Chinese Older Adults: New Perspectives on Chinese Culture and Society, University of Southern California, CA., 6-7 May 2010. In International Journal of Social Welfare, 2010, v. 20 n. suppl. 1, p. S135-S147 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2397.2011.00814.x
 
AbstractThis study explored the relationship between depressive symptoms and grandparent reward among older adults in Hong Kong. Some 215 older people, whose youngest grandchildren were 12 years or older, were recruited from elderly service agencies. Face-to-face interviews were conducted by trained interviewers using a standardized questionnaire. Hierarchical regression showed that the depressive symptoms of the respondents were affected significantly by perceived relation-oriented grandparent reward (R2 change = 0.07, Fchange= 8.67, p < 0.001), controlling for demographic characteristics, general social support, attitude toward Chinese tradition, self-rated health, and self-rated financial adequacy. Policy and practice aimed at assuaging depression in the Chinese context should pay attention to the roles of intergenerational activities beyond nuclear families. Efforts to promote grandparent roles in a modernized China, in the face of transforming living arrangements and child-rearing practices, need to focus on intergenerational activities that enhance esteem and provide positive experiences embedded in interpersonal relations. © 2011 The Author(s). International Journal of Social Welfare © 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd and the International Journal of Social Welfare.
 
DescriptionThis journal supplement is the Special Issue: Intergenerational family support for Chinese older adults
 
ISSN1369-6866
2013 Impact Factor: 1.021
 
DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2397.2011.00814.x
 
ISI Accession Number IDWOS:000295013700012
 
ReferencesReferences in Scopus
 
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dc.description.abstractThis study explored the relationship between depressive symptoms and grandparent reward among older adults in Hong Kong. Some 215 older people, whose youngest grandchildren were 12 years or older, were recruited from elderly service agencies. Face-to-face interviews were conducted by trained interviewers using a standardized questionnaire. Hierarchical regression showed that the depressive symptoms of the respondents were affected significantly by perceived relation-oriented grandparent reward (R2 change = 0.07, Fchange= 8.67, p < 0.001), controlling for demographic characteristics, general social support, attitude toward Chinese tradition, self-rated health, and self-rated financial adequacy. Policy and practice aimed at assuaging depression in the Chinese context should pay attention to the roles of intergenerational activities beyond nuclear families. Efforts to promote grandparent roles in a modernized China, in the face of transforming living arrangements and child-rearing practices, need to focus on intergenerational activities that enhance esteem and provide positive experiences embedded in interpersonal relations. © 2011 The Author(s). International Journal of Social Welfare © 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd and the International Journal of Social Welfare.
 
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dc.descriptionThis journal supplement is the Special Issue: Intergenerational family support for Chinese older adults
 
dc.description.otherIntergenerational Family Support for Chinese Older Adults: New Perspectives on Chinese Culture and Society, University of Southern California, CA., 6-7 May 2010. In International Journal of Social Welfare, 2010, v. 20 n. suppl. 1, p. S135-S147
 
dc.identifier.citationIntergenerational Family Support for Chinese Older Adults: New Perspectives on Chinese Culture and Society, University of Southern California, CA., 6-7 May 2010. In International Journal of Social Welfare, 2010, v. 20 n. suppl. 1, p. S135-S147 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2397.2011.00814.x
 
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dc.subjectChinese older adults
 
dc.subjectDepressive symptoms
 
dc.subjectGrandparent reward
 
dc.subjectHong kong
 
dc.subjectRelation-oriented reward
 
dc.titleDepressive symptoms of older adults in Hong Kong: the role of grandparent reward
 
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Author Affiliations
  1. The University of Hong Kong