This research was supported by the National Institute of Mental Health through funding for the Center for Family Research in Rural Mental Health (MH48165) at Iowa State University. Additional funding was provided by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, and the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station (Project 3320).
Long-Term Effects of Stressors on Relationship Well-Being and Parenting Among Rural African American Women*
Article first published online: 31 MAR 2008
© 2008 by the National Council on Family Relations
Volume 57, Issue 2, pages 117–127, April 2008
How to Cite
Murry, V. M., Harrell, A. W., Brody, G. H., Chen, Y.-F., Simons, R. L., Black, A. R., Cutrona, C. E. and Gibbons, F. X. (2008), Long-Term Effects of Stressors on Relationship Well-Being and Parenting Among Rural African American Women. Family Relations, 57: 117–127. doi: 10.1111/j.1741-3729.2008.00488.x
- Issue published online: 31 MAR 2008
- Article first published online: 31 MAR 2008
- African Americans;
- couples relationship;
- romantic relationships;
- rural family;
Abstract: This investigation of the effects of stressful life events on rural African American women’s relationship well-being, psychological functioning, and parenting included 361 married or long-term cohabiting women. Associations among stressful events, socioeconomic status, perceived racial discrimination, coping strategies, psychological functioning, relationship well-being, and parenting were tested. Stressful events were related directly to diminished relationship well-being and heightened psychological distress and indirectly to compromised parenting. The results can inform research and intervention with African American women.