Typology of religiosity/spirituality in relation to perceived health, depression, and life satisfaction among older Korean immigrants

S Roh, Y Lee, Jae Hoon Lee, J Martin

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Abstract

OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were (1) to identify distinct subtypes of older Korean immigrants based on their levels of religiosity/spirituality (R/S) and (2) to determine if the identified subtypes differed by demographic characteristics, perceived health, depression, and life satisfaction. METHOD: Factor mixture models were evaluated with a nonprobability sample of older Korean immigrants (N=200) residing in the New York City area in 2009 to classify typologies of R/S. Multiple regression was used to test the associations between the R/S subtypes and outcomes (perceived health, depression, and life satisfaction) while controlling for demographics. RESULTS: Two substantively distinct latent profiles were identified: normally religious/spiritual ('average R/S') and minimally religious/spiritual ('low R/S'). The average R/S subgroup (74.4%) showed higher means than those in the low R/S subgroup (25.6%) on all six R/S class indicators. Subtypes did not differ on age, educati
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)444–453
JournalAging & Mental Health
StatePublished - 2014

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