ERIC Number: EJ789849
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Long-Term Effects of Stressors on Relationship Well-Being and Parenting among Rural African American Women
Murry, Velma M.; Harrell, Amanda W.; Brody, Gene H.; Chen, Yi-Fu; Simons, Ronald L.; Black, Angela R.; Cutrona, Carolyn E.; Gibbons, Frederick X.
Family Relations, v57 n2 p117-127 Apr 2008
This investigation of the effects of stressful life events on rural African American women's relationship well-being, psychological functioning, and parenting included 361 married or long-term cohabiting women. Associations among stressful events, socioeconomic status, perceived racial discrimination, coping strategies, psychological functioning, relationship well-being, and parenting were tested. Stressful events were related directly to diminished relationship well-being and heightened psychological distress and indirectly to compromised parenting. The results can inform research and intervention with African American women.
Descriptors: African Americans, Females, Rural Population, Stress Variables, Racial Discrimination, Child Rearing, Interpersonal Relationship, Well Being, Coping, Socioeconomic Status, Psychological Patterns
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