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The association between social capital and depression among Chinese older adults living in public housing
Wu,Tat Leong1; Hall,Brian J.1,2; Canham,Sarah L.3; Lam,Agnes Iok Fong4
2017-05-18
Source PublicationJournal of Nervous and Mental Disease
ISSN1539736X 00223018
Volume204Issue:10Pages:764-769
Abstract

Social capital is a critical resource for physical and mental health among older adults, but few studies have investigated this relationship in Chinese populations, and specifically among those with low socioeconomic status. This study examined the association between depression and cognitive social capital (reciprocity and trust) and structural social capital (social participation) in a community sample of older adults living in public housing in Macau (SAR), China (N = 366). Multivariable linear regressions estimated the associations between dimensions of social capital and depression, while adjusting for potential confounders. Significant inverse associations were found between reciprocity and trust and depression. No association was found between social participation and depression. Poor self-reported health was a robust correlate of depression in all models tested. Future studies are needed to evaluate whether enhancing social capital may reduce depression among Chinese older adults living in poverty.

KeywordChina Depression Health Older Adults Social Capital
DOI10.1097/NMD.0000000000000561
URLView the original
Indexed BySSCI
Language英语
WOS Research AreaNeurosciences & Neurology ; Psychiatry
WOS SubjectClinical Neurology ; Psychiatry
WOS IDWOS:000386335800008
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionUniversity of Macau
Corresponding AuthorHall,Brian J.
Affiliation1.Department of PsychologyFaculty of Social Sciences (E21)University of Macau,Taipa (SAR),Macao
2.Department of HealthBehavior and SocietyJohns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health,Baltimore,United States
3.Gerontology Research CentreSimon Fraser University,Vancouver,Canada
4.Department of CommunicationFaculty of Social Sciences (E21)University of Macau,Taipa (SAR),Macao
First Author AffilicationFaculty of Social Sciences
Corresponding Author AffilicationFaculty of Social Sciences
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Wu,Tat Leong,Hall,Brian J.,Canham,Sarah L.,et al. The association between social capital and depression among Chinese older adults living in public housing[J]. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease,2017,204(10):764-769.
APA Wu,Tat Leong,Hall,Brian J.,Canham,Sarah L.,&Lam,Agnes Iok Fong.(2017).The association between social capital and depression among Chinese older adults living in public housing.Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease,204(10),764-769.
MLA Wu,Tat Leong,et al."The association between social capital and depression among Chinese older adults living in public housing".Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease 204.10(2017):764-769.
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