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Living alone and depression among older Chinese immigrants

TitleLiving alone and depression among older Chinese immigrants
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsMui, AC
JournalJournal of Gerontological Social WorkJournal of Gerontological Social Work
ISBN Number0163-4372<br/>1540-4048
Accession NumberPeer Reviewed Journal: 2000-02013-009
Keywords*Coping Behavior, *Living Alone, *Living Arrangements, *Major Depression, *Stress, Affective Disorders [3211], Chinese Cultural Groups, Gerontology [2860], Human Male Female Adulthood (18 yrs & older) Middle Age (40-64 yrs) Aged (65 yrs & older), Immigration, stress & coping resource & living arrangements, depression, 62-99 yr old Chinese immigrants living alone, us
AbstractThis study examined the profiles of 147 Chinese elderly immigrants (aged 62-99 yrs) by living arrangement and the role that stress and coping resources played in explaining depressive symptoms in the volunter sample group who were recruited at senior centers and meal sites. Elderly Chinese Americans who lived alone, had higher levels of education, reported poorer health, experienced more stressful life events, and were dissatisfied with help received from family members were more likely to be depressed. The impact of these factors on the quality of life of elderly Chinese immigrants can be understood within the Chinese cultural context and the implications of these findings for service providers are discussed. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved).
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