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ERIC Number: EJ903042
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0090-4392
Psychiatric Morbidity and Social Capital in Rural Communities of the Greek North Aegean Islands
Tseloni, Andromachi; Zissi, Anastasia; Skapinakis, Petros
Journal of Community Psychology, v38 n8 p1023-1041 Nov 2010
Which facets of social capital affect mental health in rural settings? This study explores the association between different aspects of social capital and psychiatric morbidity in rural communities of the Greek North Aegean islands. A large number of individual and community characteristics that may influence psychiatric morbidity are concurrently examined in multilevel models to account for the clustering of individuals within rural settings. The current findings indicate that psychiatric morbidity is, to a large extent, clustered within rural communities. Individuals' perceived divisions in the community, i.e., political party preference, landholdings, low social support networks, and lack of perceived solidarity, are associated with psychiatric morbidity according to theoretical expectation. At the community level, this risk is lower in villages with over 250 residents, where there are youth clubs or a common threat, for instance, property crime. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Greece