Psychiatric morbidity and social capital in rural communities of the Greek North Aegean islands

Tseloni, A. ORCID: 0000-0002-6443-7012, Zissi, A. and Skapinakis, P., 2010. Psychiatric morbidity and social capital in rural communities of the Greek North Aegean islands. Journal of Community Psychology, 38 (8), pp. 1023-1041.

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Abstract

Which facets of social capital affect mental health in rural settings? This study explores the association between different aspects of social capital and psychiatric morbidity in rural communities of the Greek North Aegean islands. A large number of individual and community characteristics which may influence psychiatric morbidity are concurrently examined in multilevel models to account for the clustering of individuals within rural settings. The current findings indicate that psychiatric morbidity is to a large extent clustered within rural communities. Individuals’ perceived divisions in the community, i.e., political party preference, landholdings etc., low social support networks and lack of perceived solidarity are associated with psychiatric morbidity according to theoretical expectation. At the community level this risk is lower in villages with over 250 residents, where there are youth clubs or a common threat, for instance, property crime.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Community Psychology
Creators: Tseloni, A., Zissi, A. and Skapinakis, P.
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (CTA)
Date: 2010
Volume: 38
Number: 8
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10.1002/jcop.20414DOI
Rights: The definitive version is available at www3.interscience.wiley.com
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:48
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:39
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/18400

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