ERIC Number: ED389973
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Jun
Factors Related to Depression among Hispanic Women: A Review of the Literature.
Delgado, Bettina Marissa
Depression is known as one of the most common mental disorders found in the general population. Research that attempts to look specifically at depression and how it relates to Hispanic women however, is rare in contrast to the volumes of literature on depression itself. The purpose of this paper is to acknowledge, review, and critique the literature that focuses on depression among Hispanic women. While Hispanics are the fastest growing ethnic minority group in the United States, research which pertains specifically to this group is rare. This review examined those factors that may relate to depression among Hispanic women: marital status, education, employment, social support, and immigration/acculturation. Issues of prevalence, gender, and age are also discussed. Several conclusions are made regarding future research of depression as it related to Hispanic women. In particular, mention is made of the many diversities among Hispanic women themselves which need to be addressed in this area of research. Contains 37 references. (Author/JBJ)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Depression (Psychology), Educational Attainment, Emotional Problems, Employment Level, Females, Hispanic Americans, Immigration, Literature Reviews, Marital Status, Mental Disorders, Minority Groups, Personality Traits, Psychological Patterns, Social Influences, Social Support Groups
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Doctoral Research Paper, Biola University.