ERIC Number: EJ725643
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep-15
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Poverty, Psychological Resources and Subjective Well-Being
Lever, Joaquina Palomar; Pinol, Nuria Lanzagorta; Uralde, Jorge Hernandez
Social Indicators Research, v73 n3 p375 Sep 2005
This study was carried out for the purpose of explaining the mediating effects of a number of psychological variables (strategies for coping with stress, competitiveness, mastery, locus of control, depression and self-esteem) in the relationship between poverty and the well-being of individuals. To carry out the study, a non-probabilistic, stratified sample was used, with the participation of 918 inhabitants of Mexico City from three socioeconomic levels: extremely poor, moderately poor and not poor. A structural model was used for the analysis and treatment of data, and on the basis of that model, it was proven that there are different trajectories (mediations) through which poverty influences subjective well-being. The findings are discussed in light of the literature.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Socioeconomic Influences, Poverty, Well Being, Psychological Patterns, Personality Traits, Coping, Locus of Control, Self Esteem, Depression (Psychology)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Mexico (Mexico City)