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Underlying Mechanisms in the Relationship between Africentric Worldview and Depressive Symptoms

Citation

Neblett, Enrique W., Jr.; Hammond, Wizdom Powell; Seaton, Eleanor K; .; & Townsend, Tiffany G. (2010). Underlying Mechanisms in the Relationship between Africentric Worldview and Depressive Symptoms. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 57(1), 105-113. PMCID: PMC2863118

Abstract

This study examines underlying mechanisms in the relationship between an Africentric worldview and depressive symptoms. Participants were 112 African American young adults. An Africentric worldview buffered the association between perceived stress and depressive symptoms. The relationship between an Africentric worldview and depressive symptoms was mediated by perceived stress and emotion-focused coping. These findings highlight the protective function of an Africentric worldview in the context of African Americans’ stress experiences and psychological health and offer promise for enhancing African American mental health service delivery and treatment interventions.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0017710

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2010

Journal Title

Journal of Counseling Psychology

Author(s)

Neblett, Enrique W., Jr.
Hammond, Wizdom Powell
Seaton, Eleanor K
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Townsend, Tiffany G.

PMCID

PMC2863118