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Personality traits and depressive symptoms in informal caregivers in Canada: a longitudinal study of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging data

dc.contributor.advisorKristman, Vicki
dc.contributor.authorHerring, Grace
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-19T17:17:52Z
dc.date.available2020-10-19T17:17:52Z
dc.date.created2020
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.urihttp://knowledgecommons.lakeheadu.ca/handle/2453/4708
dc.description.abstractIn 2018, approximately one out of four Canadians, aged 15 and older, provided informal care to a family member or a friend. Caregivers are at an increased risk for depression and depressive symptoms because of the psychological, emotional, social and financial problems that they might endure due to their caregiving roles. Demographic factors such as age, sex, race, education, income, marital status and retirement status have been associated with depressive symptoms in the literature. As has physical health, and a number of caregiving characteristics such as the relationship with the care recipient, the intensity of caregiving including the hours of caregiving per week, the duration of caregiving, the relationship with the care recipient and the type of caregiving task. There is a large body of literature that links Neuroticism and Extraversion to depressive symptoms. However, to date the link between the personality traits and depressive symptoms in the caregiver population remains unclear.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectCaregiver healthen_US
dc.subjectPersonality and depressive disordersen_US
dc.subjectDepression (caregivers)en_US
dc.subjectMental healthen_US
dc.subjectInformal caregivers (mental health)en_US
dc.titlePersonality traits and depressive symptoms in informal caregivers in Canada: a longitudinal study of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging dataen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
etd.degree.nameMaster of Health Sciencesen_US
etd.degree.levelMasteren_US
etd.degree.disciplineHealth Sciencesen_US
etd.degree.grantorLakehead Universityen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberArmstrong, Joshua J.
dc.contributor.committeememberMartin, Lynn
dc.contributor.committeememberKlein, Rupert


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