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dc.contributor Barajas, Manuel, 1968- en
dc.contributor.advisor Ida, Aya Kimura en
dc.contributor.author Mitchell, Joanie Marie en
dc.date.accessioned 2015-09-15T22:02:21Z en
dc.date.available 2015-09-15T22:02:21Z en
dc.date.issued 2015-09-15 en
dc.date.submitted 2015 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/146248 en
dc.description Thesis (M.A., Sociology)--California State University, Sacramento, 2015. en
dc.description.abstract This research utilized data from the National Survey of American Life (NSAL) to examine the effect of discrimination on health among various sub-groups in the black population: African American and Afro-Caribbean women and men. The stress process model was used to investigate whether anger inflicted by discrimination, had a negative impact on mental and physical health. In addition, the stress process model was also used to investigate protective influence of various forms of coping in face of such an unfair treatment. Results indicated that anger inflicted by discrimination was indeed harmful for one's health consistently across the gender and ethnic subgroups in the black population except for Afro-Caribbean men. In addition, the most common forms of coping were not necessarily helpful in reducing the negative impacts of discrimination on health or promoting health directly. The importance of more systematic and long-term focused research on coping with discrimination to reduce the negative health effects of anger is discussed. en
dc.description.sponsorship Sociology en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.subject African Americans en
dc.subject Afro-Caribbeans en
dc.subject Mental health en
dc.subject Physical health en
dc.title Coping with discrimination: an investigation of mental and physical health of African Americans and Afro-Caribbeans en
dc.type Thesis en


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