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ERIC Number: EJ823352
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-1086-4385
Adolescent Coping with Poverty-Related Stress
Wadsworth, Martha E.; Wolff, Brian; Santiago, Catherine DeCarlo; Moran, Erica G.
Prevention Researcher, v15 n4 p13-16 Nov 2008
Adolescents living in poverty face numerous stressors that are toxic for their mental health and well-being. There are effective strategies for coping with poverty-related stress that have been shown to reduce psychological symptoms in the face of this stress. However, stress itself weakens an adolescent's ability to use these cognitively demanding coping strategies, and instead appears to encourage avoidance and other disengagement coping responses that are not as effective. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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