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ERIC Number: EJ850243
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0361-6843
Gender as a Moderator of the Relation between Race-Related Stress and Mental Health Symptoms for African Americans
Greer, Tawanda M.; Laseter, Adrian; Asiamah, David
Psychology of Women Quarterly, v33 n3 p295-307 Sep 2009
The present study tested gender as a moderator of the relationship between race-related stress and mental health symptoms among African American adults. Because African American women are exposed to stressors associated with race and gender, we hypothesized that African American women would have higher levels of race-related stress and more severe mental health outcomes related to experiences of race-related stress compared to African American men. Multivariate analyses revealed that African American men had higher stress appraisals for institutional racism than did women. No significant gender differences were found for cultural and individual racism. Moderated regression analyses revealed that increases in stress appraisals for individual racism were associated with increases in anxiety and obsessive-compulsive symptoms for African American women. Race-related stress had no significant effects on mental health symptoms for African American men. The findings suggest that gender is an important factor in determining the impact of race-related stress on mental health.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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