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Depressive symptoms in later life: differential impact of social support and motivational processes on depression in individuals with and without cognitive impairment

Fankhauser, Sonja; Drobetz, Reinhard; Mortby, Moyra; Maercker, Andreas; Forstmeier, Simon


This study investigates the role of a motivational process based on a composite of four subcomponents (self-efficacy, decision regulation, activation regulation and motivation regulation), as a mediator of the relationship between social support and depression assessed with the Geriatric Depression Scale in cognitively impaired and unimpaired individuals. Participants were 229 adults with a mean age of 74 years (range: 52–94 years). The sample comprised 64 participants diagnosed with mild...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: European Journal of Ageing
DOI: 10.1007/s10433-014-0311-2


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