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Family living arrangement and social adjustment among three ethnic groups of elderly Indochinese refugees.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2055662     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study examines family living arrangement and social adjustment in an area probability sample of 258 elderly Indochinese refugees fifty-five years or older in the United States. Data were collected in 1982 from five locations representing the diversity of the Indochinese refugee communities in the United States. Multiple regression analysis was used. The findings reveal that elderly refugees who lived within the nuclear or extended family had a better sense of social adjustment than those living outside the family context. Elderly refugees who lived in overcrowded households and in households that had children under the age of sixteen experienced a poorer sense of adjustment. Ethnicity had no significant relationship with social adjustment. Finally, among six control variables, age had a significant relationship that indicates that older refugees had a poorer sense of adjustment than their younger counterparts.
T V Tran
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of aging & human development     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0091-4150     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Aging Hum Dev     Publication Date:  1991  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-07-29     Completed Date:  1991-07-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370033     Medline TA:  Int J Aging Hum Dev     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  91-102     Citation Subset:  IM    
Boston College.
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MeSH Terms
Aging / psychology*
Asian Americans / psychology*
Family / psychology*
Laos / ethnology
Middle Aged
Refugees / psychology*
Retirement / psychology
Social Adjustment*
Social Environment*
United States
Vietnam / ethnology

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