ERIC Number: EJ661632
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Racial Identity, Maternal Support, and Psychological Distress among African American Adolescents.
Caldwell, Cleopatra Howard; Zimmerman, Marc A.; Bernat, Debra Hilkene; Sellers, Robert M.; Notaro, Paul C.
Child Development, v73 n4 p1322-36 Jul-Aug 2002
This study investigated the role of racial identity and maternal support in reducing psychological distress among African American twelfth-graders. Results provided little support for a direct association between racial identity or maternal support and depressive symptoms and anxiety within a multivariate context. Influence of racial identity and maternal support on mental health was mediated by perceived stress. Racial identity centrality and private regard related to perceived stress differently. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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