ERIC Number: EJ972124
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
Correlates of Mental Health among Latino Farmworkers in North Carolina
Crain, Rebecca; Grzywacz, Joseph G.; Schwantes, Melody; Isom, Scott; Quandt, Sara A.; Arcury, Thomas A.
Journal of Rural Health, v28 n3 p277-285 Sum 2012
Purpose: Latino farmworkers are a vulnerable population who confront multiple threats to their mental health. Informed by the stress-process model of psychiatric disorder, the goal of this paper is to determine primary and context-specific stressors of poor mental health among Latino farmworkers. Methods: Structured interview data were obtained from farmworkers (N = 69) in 6 counties in eastern and western North Carolina. Findings: Results indicated that a substantial number of farmworkers have poor mental health, as indicated by elevated depressive symptoms (52.2%) and anxiety (16.4%). Results also indicated that each mental health outcome had different predictors. Conclusion: Addressing the mental health issues of farmworkers requires a comprehensive, multifaceted approach.
Descriptors: Mental Health, Interviews, Counties, Depression (Psychology), Hispanic Americans, Anxiety, Predictor Variables, Correlation, Agricultural Occupations, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Psychiatry, Mental Disorders
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina