J Agric Med Community Health.  2013 Dec;38(4):257-266.

The Association of Trust, Social Participation with Self-Rated Health Status: Mediating Effect of Depression

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Preventive Medicine and Institute of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, Gyeongsang National University, Korea. parkks@gnu.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine, CHA University, Gumi CHA Hospital, Korea.

Abstract


OBJECTIVES
This study was performed to investigate the relationship between individual-level social capital and depression. And, we assessed if depressive symptom mediates the relationship between social capital and self-rated health status.
METHODS
Data from the 2011 Community Health Survey were analyzed for this study. We used chi-square tests and analyzed a four step approach in which several regression analyses were conducted and significance of the coefficients was examined at each step.
RESULTS
In men, the results of controlling mediating factor (depression): social participation was not significantly associated with self-rated health status(p=0.082), the finding supports that social participation was fully mediated by depression. In women, the relationship between social capital(trust, social participation) and self-rated health status was partially mediated by depression.
CONCLUSIONS
In order to increase self rated health status, not only improvement in trust and social participation are needed but effort to reduce depression must be combined.

Keyword

Trust; Social Participation; Depression; Self-rated health

MeSH Terms

Depression*
Female
Health Surveys
Humans
Male
Negotiating*
Social Participation*
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