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ERIC Number: EJ768258
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Pages: 22
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-0192-513X
Poverty Duration, Maternal Psychological Resources, and Adolescent Socioemotional Outcomes
Goosby, Bridget J.
Journal of Family Issues, v28 n8 p1113-1134 Aug 2007
This study seeks to assess the impact of maternal psychological well-being on the depression and anxiety levels and social withdrawal in a sample of young African American and Caucasian adolescents between the ages of 10 and 14 (N = 854) using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 child sample. Analyses using structural equation modeling found (a) that the duration of time mothers spend in poverty strongly predicts maternal mastery and depressive symptoms and (b) that the effects of poverty duration on adolescent outcomes are mediated primarily by maternal depression and sense of mastery even after controlling for parenting behavior and other familial background characteristics. (Contains 4 notes, 3 tables, and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Longitudinal Survey of Youth