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Article: Social comparison in Chinese older adults

TitleSocial comparison in Chinese older adults
Authors
Issue Date2001
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13607863.asp
Citation
Aging And Mental Health, 2001, v. 5 n. 3, p. 242-252 How to Cite?
AbstractDepression is quite common among the elderly members of Hong Kong Chinese society. This study examined the role of social comparison in the relationship between depressive symptoms and four key life domains including: physical health, financial situation, relationships with adult children, and social support from friends. The respondents were 411 people aged 60 years or older from a survey of a representative community sample of the elderly population in Hong Kong. Using multiple regression models, the authors found that social comparison mediated the effect of support from friends on depressive symptoms and social comparison was the partial mediator in the linkage between financial strain and depressive symptoms. Moreover, social comparison also moderated the effect of physical health and support from friends on depressive symptoms. Lastly, we found that self-efficacy and self-esteem were moderators in the relationship between depressive symptoms and all four key life domains including physical health, financial situation, relationship with adult children, and social support from friends, whereas sense of control over physical health and sense of control over support from friends moderated the effect of social comparison on physical health and support from friends, respectively, on depressive symptoms.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172041
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.861
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.967
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dc.contributor.authorChou, KLen_US
dc.contributor.authorChi, Ien_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-30T06:19:47Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-30T06:19:47Z-
dc.date.issued2001en_US
dc.identifier.citationAging And Mental Health, 2001, v. 5 n. 3, p. 242-252en_US
dc.identifier.issn1360-7863en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172041-
dc.description.abstractDepression is quite common among the elderly members of Hong Kong Chinese society. This study examined the role of social comparison in the relationship between depressive symptoms and four key life domains including: physical health, financial situation, relationships with adult children, and social support from friends. The respondents were 411 people aged 60 years or older from a survey of a representative community sample of the elderly population in Hong Kong. Using multiple regression models, the authors found that social comparison mediated the effect of support from friends on depressive symptoms and social comparison was the partial mediator in the linkage between financial strain and depressive symptoms. Moreover, social comparison also moderated the effect of physical health and support from friends on depressive symptoms. Lastly, we found that self-efficacy and self-esteem were moderators in the relationship between depressive symptoms and all four key life domains including physical health, financial situation, relationship with adult children, and social support from friends, whereas sense of control over physical health and sense of control over support from friends moderated the effect of social comparison on physical health and support from friends, respectively, on depressive symptoms.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13607863.aspen_US
dc.relation.ispartofAging and Mental Healthen_US
dc.subject.meshActivities Of Daily Living - Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.meshAgeden_US
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studiesen_US
dc.subject.meshDepressive Disorder - Ethnology - Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.meshEthnic Groups - Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshHong Kongen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshInternal-External Controlen_US
dc.subject.meshLife Change Eventsen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_US
dc.subject.meshSelf Concepten_US
dc.subject.meshSick Roleen_US
dc.subject.meshSocial Perceptionen_US
dc.subject.meshSocial Supporten_US
dc.titleSocial comparison in Chinese older adultsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailChou, KL: klchou@hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13607860120065032en_US
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