What is it about?
Persistent exposure to adversities (e.g., parental hostility, neighborhood crime, racial discrimination, and socioeconomic risk) across the childhood/adolescent life course is associated with health problems in adulthood among Black Americans. Further, this relationship is mediated by low self-esteem, depressive symptoms, and lack of self-control.
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Why is it important?
The current study extended previous research in several ways by: confirming a construct of childhood/adolescent adversity, identifying trajectories of adversity, modeling subjective and objective health outcomes, and examining the social-psychological processes that may medicate the linkage between early adversity and adult health.
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This page is a summary of: Specifying the psychosocial pathways whereby child and adolescent adversity shape adult health outcomes, Psychological Medicine, October 2022, Cambridge University Press, DOI: 10.1017/s003329172200318x.
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Specifying the psychosocial pathways whereby child and adolescent adversity shape adult health outcomes
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