Campus Units

Psychology

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

2009

Journal or Book Title

Women and Health

Volume

49

Issue

2-3

First Page

144

Last Page

163

DOI

10.1080/03630240902915051

Abstract

Using data from 747 rural African American mothers, this study incorporated role accumulation theory to test direct and indirect effects of stressors, coping behaviors, and role responsibilities on health functioning. Results indicated that demands emerging from financial strain were related to compromised mental health and decreases in mothers' use of effective coping strategies and role responsibility engagement. Conversely, mothers who effectively responded to stressors and fulfilled responsibilities to their children and communities experienced enhanced mental health, which in turn promoted optimal physical health. The results can inform research and intervention with African American women.

Comments

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Women & Health (2009), available online at DOI:10.1080/03630240902915051. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Taylor & Francis Group, LLC

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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