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ERIC Number: EJ957799
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 84
ISSN: ISSN-0090-4392
Factors Related to Depression in Rural and Urban Noncustodial, Low-Income Fathers
Hoard, Laura R.; Anderson, Elaine A.
Journal of Community Psychology, v32 n1 p103-119 Jan 2004
Although the past 20 years have seen an increased focus on fatherhood, few studies have examined the relationship between a father's geographic location and his psychological well-being. To address this gap, this study examined low-income, noncustodial, predominantly African American fathers' depression in relation to locality, social support, and life stresses. Participants were 96 urban and 31 rural noncustodial fathers. Findings indicate depression is positively related to life stress and inversely related to social support. Locality, social support, and life stress accounted for a significant proportion of the variation in fathers' depression. Policy implications and direction for future research is discussed. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Maryland