Apoyo social y saludun análisis de género

  1. María Pilar Matud Aznar
  2. Mónica Carballeira Abella
  3. Marisela López Curbelo
  4. Rosario Josefa Marrero Quevedo
  5. Ignacio Ibáñez Fernández
Salud mental

ISSN: 0185-3325

Year of publication: 2002

Volume: 25

Issue: 2

Pages: 32-37

Type: Article

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  • Dialnet Metrics Cited by: 15 (26-01-2023)

JCR (Journal Impact Factor)

  • Year 2002
  • Journal Impact Factor: 0.076
  • Journal Impact Factor without self cites: 0.038
  • Article influence score: 0.0
  • Best Quartile: Q4
  • Area: PSYCHIATRY Quartile: Q4 Rank in area: 76/78 (Ranking edition: SSCI)

SCImago Journal Rank

  • Year 2002
  • SJR Journal Impact: 0.121
  • Best Quartile: Q4
  • Area: Psychiatry and Mental Health Quartile: Q4 Rank in area: 319/408
  • Area: Clinical Psychology Quartile: Q4 Rank in area: 178/213


  • Social Sciences: B


This study analyzes the relationship between social support and health, both for men and women, and the socio-demographic variables associated with social support. The data was obtained from a convenience community sample of 2 169 adults. Results revealed that low social support was positively related to four GHQ-28 scales of somatic symptoms, anxiety and insomnia, social dysfunction and severe depression, with coefficients slightly higher for women than for men, except in somatic symptoms and in social dysfunction. Low social support also correlated significantly with the number of self-reported illnesses, but correlation coefficients were very low. The correlations with some socio-demographic variables were low and statistically significant only for women. Social support correlated with educational level, and negatively with age and number of children. In married people no gender difference was found, but single men were found to have less social support than single women. Professionals, both men and women, have more social support than manual workers, and housewives were found to have less social support than nonmanual female workers and professionals