Factors related to the mental health of elderly Chinese immigrants in Australia

Man Cynthia Leung

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Abstract

The present study aimed to examine the factors related to the mental health of elderly Chinese-Australians. Using the framework of Berry (1997), the study examined how individual variables such as social support, length of time in Australia, English competency, self-efficacy and sense of personal control were related to the life satisfaction of elderly Chinese-Australians. The participants consisted of 157 elderly Chinese male and female immigrants (aged 50 or above) recruited through various community groups. Participants completed a questionnaire with several scales on the above issues, and a section on demographic information. The results indicated that life satisfaction was related to age, age at migration, English proficiency, locus of control, social support, and self-efficacy. Implications for service provision were also discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48-53
Number of pages6
JournalAustralian Journal of Primary Health
Volume8
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Chinese
  • Immigrants
  • Mental Health
  • Older People

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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