The response to rural-To-urban migration and other life stressors in Shanghai: Effects on physical and psychological well-being among parents of young children

Wen-Jui Han, Judith P. Siegel, Liwei Zhang

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    This study examined the association between rural To urban migration in combination with other stressful life events and levels of depression and physical well being in parents of first grade children in Shanghai China (n 2,077). The study also explored the buffering effects of resources previously identified in prior studies, such as socioeconomic status, social support, and marital satisfaction. Respondents who had migrated were found to have the highest levels of depression and physical ailments, particularly in combination with having experienced other stressful life events. Family socioeconomic status and social support were found to moderate the consequences of migration and other stressful life events on individuals′ psychological and physical well being. Although marital satisfaction was related to physical and psychological well being, it had no moderating role for individuals who had migrated from rural areas to Shanghai. Implications for practice and policy as well as future research directions are discussed.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)248-258
    Number of pages11
    JournalAsian American Journal of Psychology
    Volume8
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Sep 1 2017

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    Social Support
    Depression
    China

    Keywords

    • China
    • Migration
    • Resilience
    • Social support
    • Stressful life events

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    • Psychology(all)

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    The response to rural-To-urban migration and other life stressors in Shanghai : Effects on physical and psychological well-being among parents of young children. / Han, Wen-Jui; Siegel, Judith P.; Zhang, Liwei.

    In: Asian American Journal of Psychology, Vol. 8, No. 3, 01.09.2017, p. 248-258.

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