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Neighborhood disorder, spiritual well-being, and parenting stress in African American women.

Publication ,  Journal Article
Lamis, DA; Wilson, CK; Tarantino, N; Lansford, JE; Kaslow, NJ
Published in: Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43)
December 2014

Using a culturally informed risk-protective framework, the purpose of this study was to examine spiritual well-being (existential, religious) as a moderator (protective factor) in the relation between neighborhood disorder (risk factor) and parenting stress in a high-risk sample of low-socioeconomic status (SES) African American women (N = 144). These women, who were primary caregivers of children between 8 and 12 years old, reported on disorder in their existential and religious well-being, neighborhoods, and 3 types of parenting stress. Women who perceived more disorder in their neighborhood had more parenting stress, and women who reported more existential and religious well-being had less parenting stress. Existential (characterized by a sense of purpose in life), but not religious (characterized by a sense of life in relation with God) well-being moderated the relation between neighborhood disorder and all types of parenting stress, such that women with medium or high levels of existential well-being had low levels of parenting stress at low levels of neighborhood disorder, but higher levels of parenting stress at higher levels of neighborhood disorder. No moderation effects were found at low levels of existential well-being. Results are framed in a context that emphasizes their relevance to incorporating family interventions that bolster culturally relevant resilience factors, such as spirituality, pertinent to low-SES African American families.

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Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43)

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EISSN

1939-1293

ISSN

0893-3200

Publication Date

December 2014

Volume

28

Issue

6

Start / End Page

769 / 778

Related Subject Headings

  • Young Adult
  • Stress, Psychological
  • Spirituality
  • Risk Factors
  • Residence Characteristics
  • Poverty
  • Parenting
  • Middle Aged
  • Humans
  • Female
 

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Lamis, D. A., Wilson, C. K., Tarantino, N., Lansford, J. E., & Kaslow, N. J. (2014). Neighborhood disorder, spiritual well-being, and parenting stress in African American women. Journal of Family Psychology : JFP : Journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43), 28(6), 769–778. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0036373
Lamis, Dorian A., Christina K. Wilson, Nicholas Tarantino, Jennifer E. Lansford, and Nadine J. Kaslow. “Neighborhood disorder, spiritual well-being, and parenting stress in African American women.Journal of Family Psychology : JFP : Journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43) 28, no. 6 (December 2014): 769–78. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0036373.
Lamis DA, Wilson CK, Tarantino N, Lansford JE, Kaslow NJ. Neighborhood disorder, spiritual well-being, and parenting stress in African American women. Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43). 2014 Dec;28(6):769–78.
Lamis, Dorian A., et al. “Neighborhood disorder, spiritual well-being, and parenting stress in African American women.Journal of Family Psychology : JFP : Journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43), vol. 28, no. 6, Dec. 2014, pp. 769–78. Epmc, doi:10.1037/a0036373.
Lamis DA, Wilson CK, Tarantino N, Lansford JE, Kaslow NJ. Neighborhood disorder, spiritual well-being, and parenting stress in African American women. Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43). 2014 Dec;28(6):769–778.

Published In

Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43)

DOI

EISSN

1939-1293

ISSN

0893-3200

Publication Date

December 2014

Volume

28

Issue

6

Start / End Page

769 / 778

Related Subject Headings

  • Young Adult
  • Stress, Psychological
  • Spirituality
  • Risk Factors
  • Residence Characteristics
  • Poverty
  • Parenting
  • Middle Aged
  • Humans
  • Female