Campus Units

Psychology

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

4-2008

Journal or Book Title

Family Relations

Volume

57

Issue

2

First Page

117

Last Page

127

DOI

10.1111/j.1741-3729.2008.00488.x

Abstract

This investigation of the effects of stressful life events on rural African American women’s relationship well‐being, psychological functioning, and parenting included 361 married or long‐term cohabiting women. Associations among stressful events, socioeconomic status, perceived racial discrimination, coping strategies, psychological functioning, relationship well‐being, and parenting were tested. Stressful events were related directly to diminished relationship well‐being and heightened psychological distress and indirectly to compromised parenting. The results can inform research and intervention with African American women.

Comments

This is the peer-reviewed version of the following article: Murry, Velma M., Amanda W. Harrell, Gene H. Brody, Yi‐Fu Chen, Ronald L. Simons, Angela R. Black, Carolyn E. Cutrona, and Frederick X. Gibbons. "Long‐term effects of stressors on relationship well‐being and parenting among rural African American women." Family Relations 57, no. 2 (2008): 117-127, which has been published in final form at DOI: 10.1111/j.1741-3729.2008.00488.x. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

National Council on Family Relations

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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