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Article: Sources of income and depression in elderly Hong Kong Chinese: Mediating and moderating effects of social support and financial strain

TitleSources of income and depression in elderly Hong Kong Chinese: Mediating and moderating effects of social support and financial strain
Authors
Issue Date2004
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13607863.asp
Citation
Aging And Mental Health, 2004, v. 8 n. 3, p. 212-221 How to Cite?
AbstractThis study examines the relationship between major source of income (i.e., adult children, financial independence and government welfare) and depression among elderly Hong Kong people. We also assessed the mediating and moderating effects of family social support and financial strain in the linkage between source of income and depression. The data came from a cross-sectional survey of a representative community sample of 1106 elderly respondents in Hong Kong. Using multiple regression models, data revealed that there was a differential impact of major sources of income on depression. Welfare participation and financial independence contributed to a higher level of depressive symptoms whereas people whose source of income was their adult children were more likely to report a lower level of depression than the others who were not. We also found that family social support was either a complete mediator or partial mediator in the relationship between different major sources of income and depression but it was not a significant moderator in the linkage between different major sources of income and depression. In contrast, financial strain was a significant moderator in the link between different major sources of income and depression. Specific and effective interventions must be developed for those who are financially independent or on welfare.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172111
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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.contributor.authorChow, NWSen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-30T06:20:10Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-30T06:20:10Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.citationAging And Mental Health, 2004, v. 8 n. 3, p. 212-221en_US
dc.identifier.issn1360-7863en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172111-
dc.description.abstractThis study examines the relationship between major source of income (i.e., adult children, financial independence and government welfare) and depression among elderly Hong Kong people. We also assessed the mediating and moderating effects of family social support and financial strain in the linkage between source of income and depression. The data came from a cross-sectional survey of a representative community sample of 1106 elderly respondents in Hong Kong. Using multiple regression models, data revealed that there was a differential impact of major sources of income on depression. Welfare participation and financial independence contributed to a higher level of depressive symptoms whereas people whose source of income was their adult children were more likely to report a lower level of depression than the others who were not. We also found that family social support was either a complete mediator or partial mediator in the relationship between different major sources of income and depression but it was not a significant moderator in the linkage between different major sources of income and depression. In contrast, financial strain was a significant moderator in the link between different major sources of income and depression. Specific and effective interventions must be developed for those who are financially independent or on welfare.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.meshAgeden_US
dc.subject.meshChina - Ethnologyen_US
dc.subject.meshDepression - Ethnologyen_US
dc.subject.meshFamily Relationsen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshFinancing, Personalen_US
dc.subject.meshHealth Surveysen_US
dc.subject.meshHong Kongen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshIncomeen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_US
dc.subject.meshSocial Supporten_US
dc.subject.meshStress, Psychologicalen_US
dc.titleSources of income and depression in elderly Hong Kong Chinese: Mediating and moderating effects of social support and financial strainen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailChou, KL: klchou@hku.hken_US
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