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Depression Among Korean Immigrant Elders Living in Canada and the United States: A Comparative Study
Journal of Gerontological Social Work (2015)
  • Suk-Young Kang, Binghamton University--SUNY
Korean immigrant elders in North America experience a high level of depression. This study explored the correlates of depression among a sample of 245 Korean immigrant elders living in metropolitan cities in Canada (n = 128) and a southwestern state in the United States (n = 117), using a stress-coping framework. Results revealed discrepancies between the 2 subgroups. Years since immigration and number of health concerns were positively associated, and English proficiency was negatively associated with depressive symptoms among Korean immigrant elders in the United States; only health status was significant among Korean immigrant elders in Canada. Implications of the study are presented.
  • Korean immigrant elders,
  • depression,
  • stress and coping theory,
  • religion,
  • health,
  • acculturation
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Kim, W. S., Kang, S. Y., & Kim, I. S. (2015). Depression among Korean immigrant elders living in Canada and the US: A comparative study. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 58(1), 86-103. doi:10.1080/01634372.2014.919977