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A Study on Depression of Low-income Elderly People Who Live Alone - Focusing on the Moderating Effect of Social Support -

  • Crisisonomy
  • Abbr : KRCEM
  • 2015, 11(11), pp.55-71
  • Publisher : Crisis and Emergency Management: Theory and Praxis
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Policy > Public Policy in general

Cho Sunghui ORD ID 1 KIM HYE SUN 2

1협성대학교
2신구대학교

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ABSTRACT

A growing concern on social problems associated with depression of low-income elderly people who live alone has intensified the need of research and social interventions. This study aims to examine the moderating effect of social support on the relationship between loneliness and depression of low-income elderly people live alone. A total of 300 low-income elderly people who live alone completed the questionnaire including scales of loneliness, depression and social support and SPSS 22.0 was used for data analysis. The results showed that loneliness and social support were significantly associated with the depression of low-income elderly people who live alone. The moderating effect of social support was found to be significant on the relationship between loneliness and depression of low-income elderly people who live alone. Based on the results, several practical suggestions to decrease loneliness and to increase social support were recommended.

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