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Article: Relationship between adherence to tradition and depression in Chinese elders in China

TitleRelationship between adherence to tradition and depression in Chinese elders in China
Authors
Issue Date2006
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13607863.asp
Citation
Aging And Mental Health, 2006, v. 10 n. 1, p. 19-26 How to Cite?
AbstractThis study examined the relationship between adherence to tradition and depression in a large sample (N = 1502) of Chinese elders living in the People's Republic of China. In Chinese traditional culture, an elder's purpose, meaning and self-worth are derived, in large, from their social roles within the family and community. As the traditional culture declines so do these familiar roles, supports, and ways of coping. This constitutes a major loss which can have a variety of psychosocial consequences, one of which could be depression. The elders in our study responded to a nine-item measure of traditional mutual aid and intergenerational exchange. Depression was measured by the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale. Regression analysis found a significant and negative relationship between tradition and depression which suggests that adherence to tradition may have protective benefits. These findings have application with elders in China as well as with those who are immigrants to other societies. © 2006 Taylor & Francis.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172115
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.861
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.967
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dc.contributor.authorChi, Ien_US
dc.contributor.authorLou, VWQen_US
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dc.description.abstractThis study examined the relationship between adherence to tradition and depression in a large sample (N = 1502) of Chinese elders living in the People's Republic of China. In Chinese traditional culture, an elder's purpose, meaning and self-worth are derived, in large, from their social roles within the family and community. As the traditional culture declines so do these familiar roles, supports, and ways of coping. This constitutes a major loss which can have a variety of psychosocial consequences, one of which could be depression. The elders in our study responded to a nine-item measure of traditional mutual aid and intergenerational exchange. Depression was measured by the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale. Regression analysis found a significant and negative relationship between tradition and depression which suggests that adherence to tradition may have protective benefits. These findings have application with elders in China as well as with those who are immigrants to other societies. © 2006 Taylor & Francis.en_US
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dc.subject.meshAged, 80 And Overen_US
dc.subject.meshChina - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshCultureen_US
dc.subject.meshDepression - Epidemiology - Etiology - Psychologyen_US
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dc.titleRelationship between adherence to tradition and depression in Chinese elders in Chinaen_US
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