Neighborhood Stress and Life Satisfaction

Is there a Relationship for African American Adolescents?

Robert F. Valois, Jelani C. Kerr, Michael P. Carey, Larry K. Brown, Daniel Romer, Ralph J. DiClemente, Peter A Vanable

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Abstract

This study identified associations between perceived neighborhood stress and adolescents’ perceptions of life satisfaction. African American adolescents aged 13–18 (n = 1658) from four matched, mid-sized cities in the northeastern and southeastern USA, completed a self-report questionnaire using an audio computer-assisted self-interview (ACASI). Analyses examined relationships between perceived neighborhood stress and perceived life satisfaction, while controlling for socioeconomic status (SES). Life satisfaction was found to be related to neighborhood stress for both males and females, with variability in neighborhood stress characteristics and in the magnitude of associations by gender. Further research should identify the particular characteristics of youth and specific aspects of adolescent life satisfaction associated with perceived neighborhood stress to develop community-based and culturally-sensitive quality of life improvement/health promotion programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalApplied Research in Quality of Life
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StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2018

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Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • African Americans
  • Life satisfaction
  • Neighborhood stress

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  • Life-span and Life-course Studies

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Neighborhood Stress and Life Satisfaction : Is there a Relationship for African American Adolescents? / Valois, Robert F.; Kerr, Jelani C.; Carey, Michael P.; Brown, Larry K.; Romer, Daniel; DiClemente, Ralph J.; Vanable, Peter A.

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Valois, Robert F. ; Kerr, Jelani C. ; Carey, Michael P. ; Brown, Larry K. ; Romer, Daniel ; DiClemente, Ralph J. ; Vanable, Peter A. / Neighborhood Stress and Life Satisfaction : Is there a Relationship for African American Adolescents?. In: Applied Research in Quality of Life. 2018.
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