ERIC Number: ED209576
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Correlates of Depression in the Elderly: Sex Differences and Similarities.
Hale, W. Daniel
The most common psychological disorder found in the elderly is depression. To investigate the relationship between numerous age-related stresses and depression in older adults, 68 residents of a retirement center completed a questionnaire assessing depression and a wide range of possible losses or stresses. Depression was related to poorer financial status, fewer and less satisfying interpersonal relationships, and poorer physical health. For women, greater concerns about death were related to depression; poorer physical health and lack of involvement in activities were related to depression for men. The findings suggest that depressive experiences differ considerably for males and females. (Author/JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association (27th, Atlanta, GA, March 25-28, 1981).