Resources for health: differential effects of optimistic self-beliefs and social support according to socioeconomic status.

@article{Schllgen2011ResourcesFH,
  title={Resources for health: differential effects of optimistic self-beliefs and social support according to socioeconomic status.},
  author={Ina Sch{\"o}llgen and Oliver Huxhold and Benjamin Sch{\"u}z and Clemens Tesch-R{\"o}mer},
  journal={Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association},
  year={2011},
  volume={30 3},
  pages={326-335}
}
OBJECTIVE This study examined whether socioeconomic status (SES) determines the degree to which psychological and social resources such as optimistic self-beliefs and social support affect health. DESIGN We used data from the representative German Ageing Survey (N = 2,454, aged 40-85 years). Structural equation modeling was employed to examine whether relationships between psychological (self-esteem, control beliefs, optimism) and social resources (perceived emotional and informational… CONTINUE READING

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