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Social activity and depressive symptoms in Korean American older adults: the conditioning role of acculturation

TitleSocial activity and depressive symptoms in Korean American older adults: the conditioning role of acculturation
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsJang, Y, Chiriboga, DA
JournalJ Aging HealthJ Aging Health
Volume23
Pagination767-81
Date PublishedAug
ISBN Number1552-6887 (Electronic)<br/>0898-2643 (Linking)
Accession Number21273501
KeywordsAcculturation, Activities of Daily Living, Aged, Asian Americans/ psychology, Depression/epidemiology, Emigrants and Immigrants/ psychology, Factor Analysis, Statistical, Female, Health Status, Humans, Male, Mental Health, Middle Aged, Multivariate Analysis, Psychometrics, Republic of Korea/ethnology, Social Environment
AbstractOBJECTIVE: This study examined the independent and interactive effects of acculturation and social activity on depressive symptoms. METHOD: Using a sample of community-dwelling Korean American older adults (N = 675), hierarchical regression models of depressive symptoms were estimated with an array of predictors: (a) demographic variables, (b) health-related variables, (c) acculturation, (d) social activity, and (e) an interaction between acculturation and social activity. RESULTS: After controlling for the effects of demographic and health-related variables, both acculturation and social activity were identified as significant predictors. Moreover, their interaction was significant (beta = .09, p
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