Social and personal coping resources, functional impairment, and perceived health status among Mexican-origin elders

Scott T. Yabiku, Diane Weiss Farone

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This study explores the contributions of social and personal coping resources to self-reported health among Mexican-origin elders. While these resources have been studied previously in the general population, less is known about how they operate in Mexican-origin Americans. The authors used data from the Hispanic Established Populations for the Epidemiological Study for the Elderly (H-EPESE), a longitudinal survey of 3,050 Mexican Americans to examine the effects of social and personal coping resources on self-reported health two years later. The results of the ordered logistic regression analysis indicated that personal coping resources were a significant predictor of better self-reported health. Social coping resources approached significance. Neither of these resources, however, mediated or moderated the considerable relationship between functional impairments and perceived, self-reported health. Implications for practice and further research are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-50
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work
Volume15
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006

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Keywords

  • Coping resources
  • Latino elders
  • Stress

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Social and personal coping resources, functional impairment, and perceived health status among Mexican-origin elders. / Yabiku, Scott T.; Weiss Farone, Diane.

In: Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work, Vol. 15, No. 3-4, 2006, p. 31-50.

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