Sociological inquiry into mental health: the legacy of Leonard I. Pearlin.

  title={Sociological inquiry into mental health: the legacy of Leonard I. Pearlin.},
  author={Carol S. Aneshensel},
  journal={Journal of health and social behavior},
  volume={56 2},
As a tribute to the body of work created by our late colleague Leonard I. Pearlin, this essay assesses how the evolution of the Stress Process Model, the centerpiece of his work, repeatedly reinvented sociological research on stress and mental health and explains why this model, therefore, possesses the potential to renew itself well into the future. This essay revisits some of Pearlin's seminal contributions: the original specification of the stress process and three extensions of it--the… CONTINUE READING
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