Society and mental health
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Published on Mar 1, 2019in Society and mental health 0.96
Jennifer Vanderminden (University of North Carolina at Wilmington), Jennifer J. Esala2
Estimated H-index: 2
(University of Colorado Denver)
Research shows an unequal distribution of anxiety disorder symptoms and diagnoses across social groups. Bridging stress process theory and the sociology of diagnosis and drawing on the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health, we examine inequity in the prevalence of anxiety symptoms versus diagnosis across social groups (the “symptom-to-diagnoses gap”). Bivariate findings suggest that while several disadvantaged groups are more likely to experience symptoms of anxiety, they are...
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Published on Mar 1, 2019in Society and mental health 0.96
Dara Shifrer6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Portland State University)
An internal locus of control may be particularly valuable for youth with low socioeconomic status (SES), yet the mechanisms that externalize their control remain unclear. This study uses data on 16,450 U.S. eighth graders surveyed for the National Education Longitudinal Study in 1988 and 1990. Results indicate family income is more closely associated with adolescents’ locus of control than parents’ occupations and educational attainment and that race does not independently affect adolescents’ lo...
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Published on Mar 1, 2019in Society and mental health 0.96
Valerio Baćak8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Rutgers University),
Mohammad Ehsanul Karim7
Estimated H-index: 7
(University of British Columbia)
In this study, we contribute to the emerging scholarship at the intersection of crime and health by estimating the effect of serious offending on offenders’ health. By building on sociological stress research, we identify and adjust for the key life course processes that may intervene on the pathway from offending to health using a rich set of measures available in the panel data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health. Because offending and health share many causes an...
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Published on Mar 1, 2019in Society and mental health 0.96
Lauren C. Porter7
Estimated H-index: 7
(University of Maryland, College Park)
Prior studies establish a link between incarceration and stress-related health, but relatively little is known about perceived stressors among current and former prisoners. To better understand the stress-related experiences of this population, in-depth interviews were conducted with 25 former inmates in upstate New York and northeast Ohio in 2012 and 2013. Participants were asked about their health during and after prison, with all participants describing aspects of their incarcerations as stre...
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Published on Mar 1, 2019in Society and mental health 0.96
Renae. Wilkinson (Baylor University), Matthew A. Andersson7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Baylor University)
Links between elevated mental well-being in adulthood and higher social and economic resources growing up are well established. However, the role of gender remains unclear, especially whether gender influences how social and economic resources interact to produce disparities in mental well-being across young adulthood. Drawing on nationally representative longitudinal data, we illuminate gender differences in mental well-being, finding that young adult mental health advantages based in adolescen...
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Published on Jan 18, 2019in Society and mental health 0.96
Patricia Louie1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Toronto)
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Published on Mar 1, 2019in Society and mental health 0.96
Timothy G. Edgemon (University of Georgia), Jody Clay-Warner8
Estimated H-index: 8
(University of Georgia)
We use national data on 5,552 inmates and the 214 state prisons in which they reside to examine how prison conditions are associated with mental health symptoms net of individual-level factors. Structural equation models indicate that prison overcrowding and punitiveness are positively related to both depression and hostility, while the availability of work assignments is negatively related to both mental health indicators. The proportion of inmates whose home is more than 50 miles from the pris...
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Published on Mar 1, 2018in Society and mental health 0.96
Kristine J. Ajrouch16
Estimated H-index: 16
(Eastern Michigan University),
Toni C. Antonucci44
Estimated H-index: 44
(University of Michigan)
This paper establishes preliminary benchmarks by comparing average values of social relations and health among Arab Americans, blacks, and whites. Specifically, we expand traditional racial/ethnic categories to distinguish Arab Americans, historically and legally considered white. Data come from a unique random-digit-dial (RDD) sample of Arab Americans (N = 96), blacks (N = 102), and whites (N = 100) from metro-Detroit collected in 2011, ranging in age from 19 to 89. Analysis of covariance (ANCO...
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Published on Sep 21, 2018in Society and mental health 0.96
Rachel Donnelly4
Estimated H-index: 4
(University of Texas at Austin),
Brandon Andrew Robinson4
Estimated H-index: 4
(University of California, Riverside),
Debra Umberson36
Estimated H-index: 36
(University of Texas at Austin)
Discrimination due to personal characteristics (e.g., gender, sexuality, appearance) is a common yet stressful experience that is detrimental to mental health. Prior work has not considered how spouses in same- and different-sex marriages help each other cope with discrimination despite the importance of marriage for managing stress and adversity. We analyze survey data collected from both spouses in same-sex and different-sex marriages within the United States (N = 836 individuals) to examine w...
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