Latinas with arthritis: effects of illness, role identity, and competence on psychological well-being.

@article{AbradoLanza1997LatinasWA,
  title={Latinas with arthritis: effects of illness, role identity, and competence on psychological well-being.},
  author={Ana F Abra{\'i}do-Lanza},
  journal={American journal of community psychology},
  year={1997},
  volume={25 5},
  pages={601-27}
}
Tested a theoretical model on the effects of social role identity, illness intrusion, and competence on psychological well-being among 109 low-income Latinas with arthritis. All six roles studied were rated as highly important identities. Sex-role nontraditionalism was associated with less importance of the homemaker, mother, and grandmother roles. Negative affect increased as a function of intrusions into valued identities. Having important role identities contributed to feelings of competence… CONTINUE READING
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