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ERIC Number: EJ895796
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0090-4392
Early Parenthood in a Community Context: Neighborhood Conditions, Race-Ethnicity, and Parenting Stress
Franco, Lydia M.; Pottick, Kathleen J.; Huang, Chien-Chung
Journal of Community Psychology, v38 n5 p574-590 Jul 2010
Research has highlighted the role of intrapersonal and family characteristics on stress, but less attention has been paid to the potential influence of the community context and racial-ethnic differences in early parental experiences. Using an ecological model, this study examines the impact of neighborhood-level social disorder and social cohesion on parenting stress and whether this is universal across mothers of different race-ethnicities in a sample of mothers of young children in large U.S. cities. Study findings show that neighborhood context is significantly associated with parenting stress and minority parents experience less stress than White parents in higher-disordered neighborhoods. Findings highlight the need to improve community conditions, social support, and resources to reduce parenting stress. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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