A longitudinal study of social support and depression in unemployed men.

@article{Bolton1987ALS,
  title={A longitudinal study of social support and depression in unemployed men.},
  author={W. F. Bolton and Keith Oatley},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={1987},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={453-60}
}
Interviews were conducted with 49 men just after they had become unemployed, and with a matched sample of 49 employed men. Follow-up interviews took place 6-8 months later. At follow-up 20 originally unemployed men were still without work, and were significantly more depressed than the employed. Five of these 20, but no employed men, had become clinically depressed. In a multiple regression analysis there was a significant employment X social support interaction which indicated that depression… CONTINUE READING

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