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Stressful life events and depressive symptoms in a post-war context: Which informal support makes a difference?

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dc.contributor.author Jawad M.H.
dc.contributor.author Sibai A.M.
dc.contributor.author Chaaya M.
dc.contributor.editor
dc.date 2009
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-18T13:33:51Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-18T13:33:51Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier 10.1007/s10823-008-9059-5
dc.identifier.issn 1693816
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10938/20536
dc.description.abstract Gerontological literature utilizes the life stress paradigm to understand the impact of stress on psychological well-being, as well as the protective role that social resources play in buffering those effects; however these relationships are not well understood within various historical and social contexts. Utilizing a sample of 490 community-residing older adults in post-civil war Lebanon, this study investigates the moderating role of various social support factors in the stress-depression relationship. Contrary to expectations, results suggest that older Lebanese are more susceptible to the effects of health-decline and serious accident events than other types of stressors such as losses in the family and financial problems. Furthermore, findings provide evidence for a differential protective role for the respondent's spouse and children for only certain stressful events. The discussion highlights the role of family as a stress buffer in a shifting physical, social and political environmental context. Results from this study add to the discourse by emphasizing the importance of understanding the saliency of the stressor as well as source of support provided. © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008.
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dc.format.extent Pages: (19-32)
dc.language English
dc.relation.ispartof Publication Name: Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology; Publication Year: 2009; Volume: 24; no. 1; Pages: (19-32);
dc.source Scopus
dc.title Stressful life events and depressive symptoms in a post-war context: Which informal support makes a difference?
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.affiliation Jawad, M.H., UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, Los Angeles, CA, United States
dc.contributor.affiliation Sibai, A.M., Center for Research on Population and Health, American University of Beirut, Riad El-Solh, P.O. Box 11-0236, Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Chaaya, M., Center for Research on Population and Health, American University of Beirut, Riad El-Solh, P.O. Box 11-0236, Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.authorAddress Sibai, A. M.; Center for Research on Population and Health, American University of Beirut, Riad El-Solh, P.O. Box 11-0236, Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon; email: ansibai@aub.edu.lb
dc.contributor.authorCorporate University: American University of Beirut; Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences; Department: Epidemiology and Population Health;
dc.contributor.authorDepartment Epidemiology and Population Health
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dc.contributor.authorFaculty Faculty of Health Sciences
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dc.contributor.authorUniversity American University of Beirut
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dc.identifier.pubmedID 18398675
dc.identifier.scopusID 67649343050
dc.relation.ispartOfIssue 1
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitle Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitleAbbr J. Cross-Cult. Gerontol.
dc.relation.ispartOfVolume 24
dc.type.publication Journal
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Depression
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Depressive symptoms
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Lebanon
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Social support
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Stress
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword War
dc.subject.otherIndex aged
dc.subject.otherIndex article
dc.subject.otherIndex depression
dc.subject.otherIndex female
dc.subject.otherIndex human
dc.subject.otherIndex Lebanon
dc.subject.otherIndex life event
dc.subject.otherIndex male
dc.subject.otherIndex mental stress
dc.subject.otherIndex pathophysiology
dc.subject.otherIndex regression analysis
dc.subject.otherIndex social support
dc.subject.otherIndex war
dc.subject.otherIndex Aged
dc.subject.otherIndex Aged, 80 and over
dc.subject.otherIndex Depression
dc.subject.otherIndex Female
dc.subject.otherIndex Humans
dc.subject.otherIndex Least-Squares Analysis
dc.subject.otherIndex Lebanon
dc.subject.otherIndex Life Change Events
dc.subject.otherIndex Male
dc.subject.otherIndex Social Support
dc.subject.otherIndex Stress, Psychological
dc.subject.otherIndex War
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10823-008-9059-5


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