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Acculturation, social alienation, and depressed mood in midlife women from the former Soviet Union.

Authors
Michaels Miller-A; Sorokin-O; Wang-E; Feetham-S; Choi-M; Wilbur-J
Source
Res Nurs Health 2006 Apr; 29(2):134-146
NIOSHTIC No.
20039651
Abstract
Level of acculturation has been linked to depressed mood in studies across culturally diverse immigrant groups. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of acculturation, social alienation, personal and family stress, and demographic characteristics on depressed mood in midlife immigrant women from the former Soviet Union. Structural equation modeling showed that higher acculturation scores, measured by English language and American behavior, were indirectly related to lower scores for depressed mood. Higher acculturation levels promoted mental health indirectly by reducing social alienation and, subsequently, lowering family and personal stress, both of which had direct relationships to symptoms of depression. These findings support the ecological framework that guided our research and point to the importance of focusing on contextual factors in developing interventions for new immigrants.
Keywords
Humans; Women; Age-groups; Models; Sociological-factors; Stress; Psychological-factors; Psychological-effects; Epidemiology; Author Keywords: Cultural research; Depression; Women's health; Social support
Contact
Arlene Michaels Miller, Public Health, Mental Health & Administrative Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago M/C 802, 845 South Damen Avenue, Room 906, Chicago, IL 60612
CODEN
RNHEDO
Publication Date
20060301
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2006
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-T42-OH-008672
Issue of Publication
2
ISSN
0160-6891
Source Name
Research in Nursing and Health
State
IL
Performing Organization
University of Illinois-Chicago
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