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ERIC Number: EJ946830
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
ISSN: ISSN-1531-3204
Factors Associated with Depressive Symptoms among Mexican Immigrant Men in South Mississippi: An Exploratory Study
Lee, Joohee; Rehner, Tim; Castellanos, Diana Cuy
Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work, v20 n4 p259-274 2011
Despite increased interest in mental health among Latino immigrants in the United States, it is particularly salient to note that minimal or marginal attention has been paid to Mexican immigrant men settling in non-metro or rural areas outside of traditional settlement places. The purpose of this study was to examine factors associated with depressive symptoms among Mexican immigrant men in south Mississippi. A total of 72 Mexican men who were at least 18 years of age and foreign born participated in this study. Multiple regression analyses revealed that higher levels of education were related to fewer depressive symptoms. Furthermore, this study confirmed that living with a spouse/partner in the United States was a protective factor to depressive symptoms. Implications of the findings for practice and policy and recommendations for future research are discussed. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale