Gender differences in the association between stress trajectories and depressive symptoms among middle aged and older adults in Taiwan

Hsin Wang Lin, Hui Chuan Hsu, Ming Cheng Chang

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Purpose: This study investigated the effects of gender differences on the association of chronic stress and depressive symptoms in middle-aged and older adults in Taiwan. Methods: The population base was of adults aged 50 and older in Taiwan. This study included 2,889 participants and examined the gender differences on the impacts of life stress that exhibited depressive symptoms. Results: Females were more susceptible to depressive symptoms when they felt constant stress from finances, increasing stress from jobs, and fluctuating stress from family relationships. Discussion: Gender differences were evident when assuming social roles, as were psychological susceptibilities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-245
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Women and Aging
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2011
Externally publishedYes



  • Depressive symptoms
  • Gender differences
  • Stress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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