Christy L Erving
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Although gender disparities in health in the United States remain a primary concern among health professionals, less is known about this phenomenon within the black American population. Using the… Continue Reading
This study examines the racial and ethnic identity preferences of U.S.-born and foreign-born African Caribbeans, and the extent to which social contextual factors shape and alter these identities.… Continue Reading
Prior research shows that emotional reliance, an indicator of interpersonal dependence, is an important psychosocial risk factor for mental health problems. However, few have considered black-white...
The stress process model has deep roots in the symbolic interactionist and social structure and personality traditions within sociological social psychology. Symbolic interactionism emphasizes the… Continue Reading
This study assessed whether the black-white mental health epidemiologic paradox (i.e., blacks' lower or similar rates of mental disorder relative to whites) extends across 12 lifetime and past-year… Continue Reading
Using the National Survey of American Life, this study examines the impact of neighborhood social integration (i.e., contact with neighbors, participation in neighborhood organizations) on mental… Continue Reading
among older adults. The impact of SWB on survival times remained to be significant, but weaker, after adjusting the influences of age, educational attainment, household income, gender, marital… Continue Reading
OBJECTIVE This paper examines ethnic differences in the co-occurrence of physical and psychiatric health problems (physical-psychiatric comorbidity) for women and men. The following ethnic groups are… Continue Reading