Sociopsychological factors associated with depressive symptoms among some urban middle-aged men and women: focused on social support and stress coping strategy

대도시 일부 중년 남녀의 우울증상과 관련된 사회심리적 요인: 사회적 지지와 스트레스 대처방식을 중심으로

  • Jeon, Seo-Heui (Department of Health Education & Management, Graduate School of Ewha Womans University) ;
  • Park, Kyoung Ok (Department of Health Education & Management in Ewha Womans University)
  • 전서희 (이화여자대학교 일반대학원 보건관리학과) ;
  • 박경옥 (이화여자대학교 보건관리학과)
  • Received : 2015.07.30
  • Accepted : 2015.09.13
  • Published : 2015.09.30


Objectives: The aim of this study was to identify the associations with social support, stress coping strategy and depression among some urban middle-aged men and women. Methods: Considering the regional distribution 4 districts of Seoul were conveniently selected for this study and a total of 329 middle-aged men and women participated in the self-administered survey. The survey questionaries included social support, stress coping strategy, depression and general characteristics. Results: Avoidance and problem solving strategies were significant independent variables to the men's depression scores, but social support was not significant. However middle aged female's social support more explained the variance of the depression scores than the problem solving strategy. Conclusions: Significant sociopsychological factors that affected middle-aged depression were different by sex and according to the results, stress coping strategy for men and social support for woman were significant factors on depression control in urban middle-aged population.


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