Skip to main content
padlock icon - secure page this page is secure

Mediators of Discrimination and Self-rated Health among African Americans

Buy Article:

$39.00 + tax (Refund Policy)

Objectives: To examine whether stress and depressive symptoms mediated relationships of perceived discrimination and self-rated health among African Americans. Methods: A nonparametric bootstrapping procedure was used to assess mediation, controlling for sociodemographic variables, among 1406 cohort study adults (age=45.5±12.6, 25.1% male). Results: Greater discrimination was associated with poorer self-rated health (β =-.010, SE=.003, p = .001). Stress and depressive symptoms were each significant mediators of this relationship in single and multiple mediator models (ps ≤ 05). Conclusions: Perceived discrimination may contribute to poorer self-rated health among African Americans through heightened levels of stress and depression. Interventions addressing these mechanisms might help reduce the impact of discrimination on health. Definitive results await longitudinal study designs to assess causal pathways.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Article Media
No Metrics

Keywords: DEPRESSION; DISCRIMINATION; SELF-RATED HEALTH; STRESS

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Department of Health Disparities Research, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX; Department of Psychology, Portland State University, Portland, OR, USA 2: Department of Health Disparities Research, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA [email protected] 3: Department of Health Disparities Research, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA 4: Department of Biostatistics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA 5: Department of Health Disparities Research, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA; Department of Epidemiology, The University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX, USA

Publication date: November 1, 2013

More about this publication?
  • 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.

    The Journal aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the impact of personal attributes, personality characteristics, behavior patterns, social structure, and processes on health maintenance, health restoration, and health improvement; to disseminate knowledge of holistic, multidisciplinary approaches to designing and implementing effective health programs; and to showcase health behavior analysis skills that have been proven to affect health improvement and recovery.

  • Editorial Board
  • Information for Authors
  • Submit a Paper
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Review Board
  • Reprints and Permissions
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more