CitationNeblett, 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
AbstractThis 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.
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleJournal of Counseling Psychology
Author(s)Neblett, Enrique W., Jr.
Hammond, Wizdom Powell
Seaton, Eleanor K
Townsend, Tiffany G.