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ERIC Number: EJ957823
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jul
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: ISSN-0090-4392
The Impact of Ecological Risk and Perceived Discrimination on the Psychological Adjustment of African American and European American Youth
Prelow, Hazel M.; Danoff-Burg, Sharon; Swenson, Rebecca R.; Pulgiano, Dana
Journal of Community Psychology, v32 n4 p375-389 Jul 2004
The purpose of the present study was to examine the role of cumulative ecological risk (i.e., neighborhood disadvantage and ecologically salient stressful events) and perceived discrimination on the psychological adjustment of urban African American and European American youth. Findings indicated that both cumulative ecological risk and perceived discrimination were associated with poorer psychological adjustment for youth in this study. Hierarchical regression analyses revealed that cumulative ecological risk made a unique contribution to each of the outcome variables. Moreover, perceived discrimination amplified the effect of ecological risk when delinquency was the criterion for African American youth but not for their European American peers. However, contrary to our expectations, perceived discrimination did not moderate the effect of ecological risk when depressive symptomatology was the outcome variable. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States