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Effect of Generational Status on Child Well-Being: Mediating Effects of Social Support and Residential Instability

Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16(3), 435; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16030435
Received: 4 December 2018 / Revised: 28 January 2019 / Accepted: 31 January 2019 / Published: 2 February 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Child Victimisation)
Children in migrant families often encounter difficulties that have great impacts on their health. However, there is a lack of research to examine generational status and child health-related quality of life (HRQoL). This study compared the HRQoL of children, aged 3 to 19 years, born in Hong Kong to mainland parents with second- and third-or-higher-generation children; and explores the mediating effects of residential instability and of social support on the association between generational status and HRQoL. A sample comprised 4807 reports on children (mean age = 7.47 years) in Hong Kong was analyzed. Significantly lower HRQoL related to physical functioning was observed among children in migrant families. Association between generational status and child HRQoL was mediated by commute time between home and school, frequency of moving home, and social support. Findings lend utility to addressing similar issues amongst other developmental immigrant populations. View Full-Text
Keywords: child health; migration; generation; quality of life; social support child health; migration; generation; quality of life; social support
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Chan, K.L.; Lo, R. Effect of Generational Status on Child Well-Being: Mediating Effects of Social Support and Residential Instability. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 435. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16030435

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Chan KL, Lo R. Effect of Generational Status on Child Well-Being: Mediating Effects of Social Support and Residential Instability. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2019; 16(3):435. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16030435

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Chan, Ko L., and Ruby Lo. 2019. "Effect of Generational Status on Child Well-Being: Mediating Effects of Social Support and Residential Instability" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 16, no. 3: 435. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16030435

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