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Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing 2005;12(3): 389
필리핀 거주 한국인의 생활스트레스, 사회적 지지 및 우울의 관계
박민정1, 최순희2
1전남대학교 의과대학 예방의학교실
2전남대학교 간호대학
Relationship between Degree of Life Stress, Social Support and Depression in Koreans Living in the Philippines
Min-Jung Park1, Soon-Hee Choi2
1Department of Preventive Medicine, Chonnam National University
2College of Nursing, Chonnam National University
Purpose: This study was done to examine the relationship between life stress and depression, and the effect of social support of 100 Koreans living in the Phillippines. Theoretically social support is considered to mediate the relationship between lift stress and depression.
Method: Data were collected from April 1 to May 30, 2002 and analysed using SAS. The first, two hypotheses were tested using Gamma, a measure of association for ordinal variables. Partial gamma was used to test the third hypothesis. Patterns of elaboration described by Babbie(1986) were selected to interpret the relationship of the three variables in the analysis.
Results: 1) There was a positive relationship between life stress and depression(Gamma=.45, p=.017), and a inverse relationship between social support and depression(Gamma=-.561, p=.002). Thus the first, two hypotheses were supported. 2) When social support was controlled, the relationship between life stress and depression increased under the condition of low social support but with high social support, the relationship decreased.
Conclusion: It can be interpreted that life stress is positively related to depression under the condition of low social support, however this relationship may be reversed with high social support.
Key words: Life stress | Social support | Depression | Koreans | Philippines
주요어: 생활스트레스 | 사회적지지 | 우울 | 한국인 | 필리핀