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Author Yoshioka, Nana
Title The relationship between religiosity/spirituality and depression among older Asian Americans
Descript 41 p
Note Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 45-05, page: 2281
Adviser: Marilyn Potts
Thesis (M.S.W.)--California State University, Long Beach, 2007
The purpose of this exploratory study was to examine the relationship between spirituality/religiosity and depression among Asian Americans ages 60 or older. This was a quantitative study, in which data were collected through self-administered surveys
The non-probability, snowball sampling method was used to select the 31 participants. Initial participants were friends and acquaintances of the researcher. Then, they were asked to pass on the study materials to others who were eligible
The study indicated that there were significant associations between religiosity/spirituality and depression. These older adults who scored higher on the Spiritual Well-Being Scale tended to score lower on the Center for Epidemiological Studies-Depression scale. This suggests that those who have higher sense of religious/spiritual well-being are less likely to have exhibit symptoms of depression. No gender, age, or ethnic differences were apparent
Findings from this study may help social workers and related professionals develop more effective assessments and interventions using religiosity/spirituality in their work with older Asian Americans
School code: 6080
Host Item Masters Abstracts International 45-05
Subject Religion, General
Social Work
Psychology, Clinical
Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies
Alt Author California State University, Long Beach
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