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The impact of offspring marital status on depressive symptoms of parents: findings from the Korean Longitudinal Study of Aging

Authors
 Woorim Kim  ;  Eun-Cheol Park  ;  Kyu-Tae Han  ;  Tae-Hoon Lee  ;  Tae Hyun Kim 
Citation
 INTERNATIONAL PSYCHOGERIATRICS, Vol.29(3) : 399-407, 2017 
Journal Title
 INTERNATIONAL PSYCHOGERIATRICS 
ISSN
 1041-6102 
Issue Date
2017
MeSH
Adult ; Aged ; Aged, 80 and over ; Aging/psychology* ; Depression/epidemiology* ; Female ; Humans ; Intergenerational Relations* ; Longitudinal Studies ; Male ; Marital Status/statistics & numerical data* ; Middle Aged ; Parents/psychology* ; Psychiatric Status Rating Scales ; Republic of Korea/epidemiology
Keywords
East Asian demographic changes ; non-married offspring ; older aged offspring ; parental depressive symptoms ; separated offspring
Abstract
BACKGROUND: Noticeable demographic changes have taken place in South Korea, with the general marriage rate decreasing and the average first age at marriage and general divorce rate increasing. The shown trends have contributed to intergenerational discordance in the perception of familial values, which is important in addressing the psychological well-being of parents. This study aimed to investigate the association between the marital status of offspring aged 40 years and over and the depression levels of parents. METHODS: Data were from the Korean Longitudinal Study of Aging (KLoSA), 2006-2012. A total of 2,540 individuals with at least two offspring aged 40 years and over were included. Association between offspring marital status and parental depression scores, measured using the Center for Epidemiological Studies and Depression (CES-D 10) scale, was investigated using the generalized estimating equation (GEE) model. Subgroup analysis was performed based on offspring education level. RESULTS: When parents with only married offspring were set as reference, parents with never married offspring (β: 0.27, p = 0.02), parents with separated offspring (β: 0.52, p = 0.03), and parents with never married offspring and separated offspring (β: 0.38, p < 0.001) showed increases in depression scores. In the subgroup analysis, these higher depression score effects were largely limited to parents with high school graduate offspring. CONCLUSION: It is important to monitor the mental health status of parents with never married, separated, or both never married and separated offspring as this group may be comparatively vulnerable to depressive symptoms.
Full Text
https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/international-psychogeriatrics/article/impact-of-offspring-marital-status-on-depressive-symptoms-of-parents-findings-from-the-korean-longitudinal-study-of-aging/F20CDAC0D6B966F2A45DBC91B402DAFC
DOI
10.1017/S1041610216002064
Appears in Collections:
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Preventive Medicine and Public Health (예방의학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
4. Graduate School of Public Health (보건대학원) > Graduate School of Public Health (보건대학원) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Kim, Tae Hyun(김태현) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1053-8958
Park, Eun-Cheol(박은철) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2306-5398
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/154354
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