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RESILIENCE TO STRESSFUL LIFE EVENTS IN MIDDLE AGED AND OLDER AFRICAN AMERICANS

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Title:RESILIENCE TO STRESSFUL LIFE EVENTS IN MIDDLE AGED AND OLDER AFRICAN AMERICANS
Authors:Brown, Shari Antoinette
Contributors:Floyd, Frank J. (advisor)
Psychology (department)
Keywords:Psychology
Discrimination
Resilience
Stressful Life Events
Date Issued:2019
Publisher:University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Abstract:African Americans in later-life have had a life time of exposure to both typical stressful life experiences and racial discrimination and are at risk for exposure to stressors related to old age. Religiosity and eudiamonic well-being are potentially two useful protective resources for this community. This study analyzed data from the Health and Retirement Study to test a main effects model and a double moderation model of the relationship between stress, discrimination, protective factors, and later-life well-being, using a series of four-step linear regression analyses. In line with the hypotheses, both stressful life events and discrimination showed negative main effects on later-life well-being. There also was support for a two-staged moderation effect in which high levels of discrimination exacerbated the negative effects of stressful life events on depression, but people with moderate and high levels of religiosity demonstrated resilience to these effects. Eudamonic well-being was associated with positive well-being but was not supported as a moderator. Limitations and directions for future research are discussed.
Description:M.A. Thesis. Ph.D. Thesis. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 2019
Pages/Duration:51 pages
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/63249
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Appears in Collections: M.A. - Psychology


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