Perceived Discrimination, Perceived Stress, and Mental and Physical Health Among Mexican-Origin Adults

@inproceedings{Flores2008PerceivedDP,
  title={Perceived Discrimination, Perceived Stress, and Mental and Physical Health Among Mexican-Origin Adults},
  author={Elena Flores and Jeanne M. Tschann and Juanita M. Dimas and Elizabeth A. Bachen and Lauri A. Pasch and Cynthia L. de Groat},
  year={2008}
}
This study provided a test of the minority status stress model by examining whether perceived discrimination would directly affect health outcomes even when perceived stress was taken into account among 215 Mexican-origin adults. Perceived discrimination predicted depression and poorer general health, and marginally predicted health symptoms, when perceived stress was taken into account. Perceived stress predicted depression and poorer general health while controlling for the effects of… CONTINUE READING

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