Master of Arts (MA)
First Committee Member
Number of Pages
As the population ages, there is a need for continued research into the etiology of geriatric depression and improved ways to detect individuals at risk for developing this disorder. The current study explores relationships between depression, health perception, life satisfaction, and loneliness for 44 older (51-79) subjects. Relationships between the four variables and marital status, bereavement, monthly income, satisfaction with income, residence, occupation, education, size of household, and the number of living children and siblings are also examined; Descriptive statistics for the depression measures and their correlates are presented, followed by a breakdown of the measures by demographic characteristics. Furthermore, the results of correlational analyses with the major variables of interest are followed by the results of multiple regression analyses conducted for each of the depression measures. (Abstract shortened with permission of author.).
Adults; Associated; Depression; Factors; Investigation; Older
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Mayhew, Katherine Mary, "An investigation of factors associated with depression in older adults" (1989). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 80.