Campus Units

Human Development and Family Studies, Psychology, Research Institute for Studies in Education

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

8-2018

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Family Psychology

Volume

32

Issue

5

First Page

632

Last Page

642

DOI

10.1037/fam0000424

Abstract

The current study examined psychological and family health predictors of change over time in household income, using data from longitudinal studies of African American (N = 889, 93.5% female) and Mexican origin (N = 674, 100% female) families. Participants self-reported their household income, as well as their emotional, personality, and cognitive resources. Participant behavioral and physical resources were coded from observed family interactions. Although income did not predict change in any personal resources, all five classes of personal resources (i.e., emotional, personality, cognitive, behavioral, physical) predicted change in income across a 10-year span (Study 1) and a 6-year span (Study 2). Income is potentially caused by these personal resources, or both income and these personal resources share a common cause. The dominant approach of assuming income causes personal and family health needs stronger support.

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© American Psychological Association, 2018. This paper is not the copy of record and may not exactly replicate the authoritative document published in the APA journal. Please do not copy or cite without author's permission. The final article is available, upon publication, at DOI: 10.1037/fam0000424. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

American Psychological Association

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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