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Ethnicity-related Stress, Mental Health, and Well-being
Research rept. May-Jul 2001
DEFENSE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY MANAGEMENT INST PATRICK AFB FL
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Ethnicity-related stress and its relation to mental health and physical outcomes for African Americans is discussed. Sources of ethnicity-related stress and coping strategies are identified. The results from two studies on group differences in the mental health-related variable of Negative Affectivity Neuroticism are reported. The first study demonstrated African Americans N 171 to be significantly lower than Caucasians N 211 on Negative Affectivity facets of anger, discouragement, self-consciousness, and impulsivity. The second study found African Americans N 135 to be significantly lower than Caucasians N 149 on the general factor of Negative Affectivity. The importance of identifying mediating factors between ethnic-related stress and outcomes is emphasized.
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