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Article: The mediating role of hardiness in the relationship between perceived loneliness and depressive symptoms among older

TitleThe mediating role of hardiness in the relationship between perceived loneliness and depressive symptoms among older
Authors
Keywordsaging
psychological distress
quality of life
resilience
Issue Date2019
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13607863.asp
Citation
Aging & Mental Health, 2019, Epub, p. 1-6 How to Cite?
AbstractIntroduction: Perceived loneliness and depression are risk factors threatening mental well-being of older people. Yet, hardiness, a modifiable internal resource that supports functional resilience, may enhance the capacity of adjusting to challenges arising from age-related physical and psychosocial changes. Hence, hardiness can be a protective factor of mental health. This study examined the role of hardiness in the relationship between perceived loneliness and depressive symptoms among older people in Hong Kong. Methods: 424 Cantonese-speaking Chinese participants, aged 60 years or above, completed a self-reported questionnaire set related to perceived loneliness, hardiness, and depressive symptoms. Structural equation modeling was used to test the proposed model. Results: Results revealed that hardiness partially mediated the positive association between perceived loneliness and depressive symptoms [β =.18, p <.001, BC 95% CI (.10,.27)] with good data-model fit [χ2(32) = 36.34, p =.27; CFI =.998; TLI =.997; RMSEA =.018; SRMR =.022]. Conclusion: Older people with higher level of perceived loneliness reported less hardiness. Lower levels of hardiness, in turn, correlated with increased self-reported depressive symptoms. The potential benefits of hardiness for promoting mental health of older people was discussed. © 2018, © 2019 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.
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Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/273799
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2019 Impact Factor: 2.478
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.967
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dc.contributor.authorNg, SM-
dc.contributor.authorLee, TMC-
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-18T14:48:48Z-
dc.date.available2019-08-18T14:48:48Z-
dc.date.issued2019-
dc.identifier.citationAging & Mental Health, 2019, Epub, p. 1-6-
dc.identifier.issn1360-7863-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/273799-
dc.descriptioneid_2-s2.0-85059575035-
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: Perceived loneliness and depression are risk factors threatening mental well-being of older people. Yet, hardiness, a modifiable internal resource that supports functional resilience, may enhance the capacity of adjusting to challenges arising from age-related physical and psychosocial changes. Hence, hardiness can be a protective factor of mental health. This study examined the role of hardiness in the relationship between perceived loneliness and depressive symptoms among older people in Hong Kong. Methods: 424 Cantonese-speaking Chinese participants, aged 60 years or above, completed a self-reported questionnaire set related to perceived loneliness, hardiness, and depressive symptoms. Structural equation modeling was used to test the proposed model. Results: Results revealed that hardiness partially mediated the positive association between perceived loneliness and depressive symptoms [β =.18, p <.001, BC 95% CI (.10,.27)] with good data-model fit [χ2(32) = 36.34, p =.27; CFI =.998; TLI =.997; RMSEA =.018; SRMR =.022]. Conclusion: Older people with higher level of perceived loneliness reported less hardiness. Lower levels of hardiness, in turn, correlated with increased self-reported depressive symptoms. The potential benefits of hardiness for promoting mental health of older people was discussed. © 2018, © 2019 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13607863.asp-
dc.relation.ispartofAging & Mental Health-
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.-
dc.subjectaging-
dc.subjectpsychological distress-
dc.subjectquality of life-
dc.subjectresilience-
dc.titleThe mediating role of hardiness in the relationship between perceived loneliness and depressive symptoms among older-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailLee, TMC: tmclee@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityLee, TMC=rp00564-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13607863.2018.1550629-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-85059575035-
dc.identifier.hkuros300981-
dc.identifier.spage1-
dc.identifier.epage6-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000530937200016-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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