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Article: A Prospective Study of Religiousness and Psychological Distress Among Female Survivors of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita

TitleA Prospective Study of Religiousness and Psychological Distress Among Female Survivors of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
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Issue Date2012
PublisherSpringer New York LLC. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0091-0562
Citation
American Journal Of Community Psychology, 2012, v. 49 n. 1-2, p. 168-181 How to Cite?
AbstractThis prospective study examined the pathways by which religious involvement affected the post-disaster psychological functioning of women who survived Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The participants were 386 low-income, predominantly Black, single mothers. The women were enrolled in the study before the hurricane, providing a rare opportunity to document changes in mental health from before to after the storm, and to assess the protective role of religious involvement over time. Results of structural equation modeling indicated that, controlling for level of exposure to the hurricanes, pre-disaster physical health, age, and number of children, pre-disaster religiousness predicted higher levels of post-disaster (1) social resources and (2) optimism and sense of purpose. The latter, but not the former, was associated with better post-disaster psychological outcome. Mediation analysis confirmed the mediating role of optimism and sense of purpose. © 2011 Society for Community Research and Action.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/161395
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dc.contributor.authorChan, CSen_US
dc.contributor.authorRhodes, JEen_US
dc.contributor.authorPérez, JEen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-24T08:31:06Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-24T08:31:06Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.citationAmerican Journal Of Community Psychology, 2012, v. 49 n. 1-2, p. 168-181en_US
dc.identifier.issn0091-0562en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/161395-
dc.description.abstractThis prospective study examined the pathways by which religious involvement affected the post-disaster psychological functioning of women who survived Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The participants were 386 low-income, predominantly Black, single mothers. The women were enrolled in the study before the hurricane, providing a rare opportunity to document changes in mental health from before to after the storm, and to assess the protective role of religious involvement over time. Results of structural equation modeling indicated that, controlling for level of exposure to the hurricanes, pre-disaster physical health, age, and number of children, pre-disaster religiousness predicted higher levels of post-disaster (1) social resources and (2) optimism and sense of purpose. The latter, but not the former, was associated with better post-disaster psychological outcome. Mediation analysis confirmed the mediating role of optimism and sense of purpose. © 2011 Society for Community Research and Action.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSpringer New York LLC. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0091-0562en_US
dc.relation.ispartofAmerican Journal of Community Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.meshAdaptation, Psychologicalen_US
dc.subject.meshAdulten_US
dc.subject.meshCyclonic Stormsen_US
dc.subject.meshDisastersen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshNew Orleansen_US
dc.subject.meshPovertyen_US
dc.subject.meshProspective Studiesen_US
dc.subject.meshReligion And Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.meshSocial Supporten_US
dc.subject.meshStress, Psychologicalen_US
dc.subject.meshSurvivors - Psychologyen_US
dc.titleA Prospective Study of Religiousness and Psychological Distress Among Female Survivors of Hurricanes Katrina and Ritaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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dc.identifier.volume49en_US
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