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Article: Social support and depression among elderly Chinese people in Hong Kong

TitleSocial support and depression among elderly Chinese people in Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date2001
PublisherBaywood Publishing Co, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.baywood.com/journals/previewjournals.asp?id=0091-4150
Citation
International Journal Of Aging And Human Development, 2001, v. 52 n. 3, p. 231-252 How to Cite?
AbstractThis study examines the association between social support and depressive symptomatology in a representative community sample of 1106 Chinese people in Hong Kong aged sixty years or older. Significant bivariate relationships were found between depression and all dimensions of social support including social network size, network composition, social contact frequency, satisfaction of social support, instrumental/emotional support, and helping others. Using multiple regression models, the authors found that at least one measure of these six dimensions of social support was associated with depressive symptomatology, even after controlling for socio-demographic, and functional disability. We found that social support from family is important for elderly Chinese people in Hong Kong, and satisfaction with support is a more important predictor of depression levels than other objective measures of network relationships. Lastly, it was found that material aid and instrumental support is more important in preventing depression for elderly individuals in Hong Kong than emotional support.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172043
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.507
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.315
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dc.contributor.authorChi, Ien_US
dc.contributor.authorChou, KLen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-30T06:19:48Z-
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dc.date.issued2001en_US
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal Of Aging And Human Development, 2001, v. 52 n. 3, p. 231-252en_US
dc.identifier.issn0091-4150en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172043-
dc.description.abstractThis study examines the association between social support and depressive symptomatology in a representative community sample of 1106 Chinese people in Hong Kong aged sixty years or older. Significant bivariate relationships were found between depression and all dimensions of social support including social network size, network composition, social contact frequency, satisfaction of social support, instrumental/emotional support, and helping others. Using multiple regression models, the authors found that at least one measure of these six dimensions of social support was associated with depressive symptomatology, even after controlling for socio-demographic, and functional disability. We found that social support from family is important for elderly Chinese people in Hong Kong, and satisfaction with support is a more important predictor of depression levels than other objective measures of network relationships. Lastly, it was found that material aid and instrumental support is more important in preventing depression for elderly individuals in Hong Kong than emotional support.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherBaywood Publishing Co, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.baywood.com/journals/previewjournals.asp?id=0091-4150en_US
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dc.subject.meshAgeden_US
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 And Overen_US
dc.subject.meshAging - Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.meshAnalysis Of Varianceen_US
dc.subject.meshCommunity Networksen_US
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studiesen_US
dc.subject.meshDepression - Epidemiology - Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshHong Kong - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
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dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_US
dc.subject.meshPersonal Satisfactionen_US
dc.subject.meshSocial Behavioren_US
dc.subject.meshSocial Supporten_US
dc.titleSocial support and depression among elderly Chinese people in Hong Kongen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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