Perceived Neighborhood Environment Affecting Physical and Mental Health: A Study with Korean American Older Adults in New York City

@article{Roh2011PerceivedNE,
  title={Perceived Neighborhood Environment Affecting Physical and Mental Health: A Study with Korean American Older Adults in New York City},
  author={Soonhee Roh and Yuri Jang and David A. Chiriboga and Kyung Hwa Kwag and Sunhee Cho and Kunsook Bernstein},
  journal={Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health},
  year={2011},
  volume={13},
  pages={1005-1012}
}
This study examined how subjective perceptions of the neighborhood environment (e.g., perceived ethnic density, safety, social cohesion, and satisfaction) influenced the physical and mental health of Korean American older adults. Using data from 420 residents of the New York City metropolitan area (M age = 71.6, SD = 7.59), health perceptions and depressive symptoms were estimated with hierarchical regression models entered in the order of (1) demographics and acculturation, (2) health-related… CONTINUE READING

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