Campus Units

Psychology

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

3-2007

Journal or Book Title

American Journal of Community Psychology

Volume

39

Issue

1-2

First Page

163

Last Page

176

DOI

10.1007/s10464-007-9092-5

Abstract

The prospective effects of observed neighborhood disorder, stressful life events, and parents’ engagement in inductive reasoning on adolescents’ depressive symptoms were examined using data collected from 777 African American families. Multilevel analyses revealed that stressful life events experienced at age 11 predicted depressive symptoms at age 13. Furthermore, a significant interaction between neighborhood disorder and parents’ engagement in inductive reasoning was found, indicating that parental use of inductive reasoning was a protective factor for depressive symptoms particularly for youths living in highly disordered neighborhoods. The importance of examining correlates of depressive symptoms from a contextual framework, focusing on individuals, families, and neighborhood contexts, is emphasized.

Comments

This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in American Journal of Community Psychology. The final authenticated version is available online at DOI: 10.1007/s10464-007-9092-5. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Society for Community Research and Action

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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