The Protective Function of Neighborhood Social Ties on Psychological Health

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Abstract:

Objective: To examine relations between neighborhood characteristics and psychological health, specifically whether neighborhood trust and cooperation buffers the effects of neighborhood disorder on depression and aggressive behavior. Methods: The sample was composed of 127 urban, African American young adults from Trenton, NJ. Results: The protective function of neighborhood social interactions depended on the outcome, such that trust and cooperation among neighbors moderated the effect of neighborhood disorder on aggression but not depression. Conclusions: Results confirm the importance of taking an ecological approach to study and promote the emotional and behavioral health of young adults living in urban communities.

Keywords: AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR; DEPRESSION; NEIGHBORHOOD DISORDER; NEIGHBORHOOD SOCIAL FUNCTIONING; PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5993/AJHB.35.6.14

Affiliations: The College of New Jersey, Psychology Department, Ewing, NJ

Publication date: November 1, 2011

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  • The American Journal of Health Behavior seeks to improve the quality of life through multidisciplinary health efforts in fostering a better understanding of the multidimensional nature of both individuals and social systems as they relate to health behaviors.

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