Factors Associated with Depressive Symptoms among Mexican Immigrant Men in South Mississippi: An Exploratory Study
Despite increased interest in mental health among Latino immigrants in the United States, it is particularly salient to note that minimal or marginal attention has been paid to Mexican immigrant men settling in non-metro or rural areas outside of traditional settlement places. The purpose of this study was to examine factors associated with depressive symptoms among Mexican immigrant men in south Mississippi. A total of 72 Mexican men who were at least 18 years of age and foreign born participated in this study. Multiple regression analyses revealed that higher levels of education were related to fewer depressive symptoms. Furthermore, this study confirmed that living with a spouse/partner in the United States was a protective factor to depressive symptoms. Implications of the findings for practice and policy and recommendations for future research are discussed. © 2011 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.
Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work
(2011). Factors Associated with Depressive Symptoms among Mexican Immigrant Men in South Mississippi: An Exploratory Study. Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work, 20(4), 259-274.
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