The protective function of neighborhood social ties on psychological health.

@article{Chung2011ThePF,
  title={The protective function of neighborhood social ties on psychological health.},
  author={He Len Chung and Meagan Docherty},
  journal={American journal of health behavior},
  year={2011},
  volume={35 6},
  pages={785-96}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine relations between neighborhood characteristics and psychological health, specifically whether neighborhood trust and cooperation buffers the effects of neighborhood disorder on depression and aggressive behavior. METHODS The sample was composed of 127 urban, African American young adults from Trenton, NJ. RESULTS The protective function of neighborhood social interactions depended on the outcome, such that trust and cooperation among neighbors moderated the effect of… CONTINUE READING