Stress, social support, and psychological distress among the Chinese elderly.

@article{Krause1993StressSS,
  title={Stress, social support, and psychological distress among the Chinese elderly.},
  author={Neal M. Krause and Jersey Liang},
  journal={Journal of gerontology},
  year={1993},
  volume={48 6},
  pages={P282-91}
}
This study examined the relationships among stress, social support, and depressive symptoms with data provided by a large representative sample (N = 2,721) of older adults who live in the People's Republic of China. Many Western investigators believe that elderly people respond to stressful experiences by mobilizing assistance from their significant others. However, recent American studies suggest that this may not always be true, and that when certain stressors arise, older adults may actually… CONTINUE READING

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