Sources of support: University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee grant #487909-SPEXP1.
Depression and Estimated Functional Aerobic Capacity in Young Women: The Good and the Bad of John Henryism Active Coping
Version of Record online: 27 MAR 2012
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Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research
Volume 17, Issue 1, pages 23–37, March 2012
How to Cite
MERRITT, M. M. and DILLON, S. E. (2012), Depression and Estimated Functional Aerobic Capacity in Young Women: The Good and the Bad of John Henryism Active Coping. Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research, 17: 23–37. doi: 10.1111/j.1751-9861.2012.00074.x
- Issue online: 27 MAR 2012
- Version of Record online: 27 MAR 2012
The present study assessed the moderating role of depressive symptomology in the interactive role of John Henryism (i.e., persistent striving with daily psychosocial demands) and father's educational attainment in estimated cardiorespiratory fitness in women. Two hundred one female Midwestern college students completed online psychosocial surveys. Among high-John Henryism women who were depressed, higher father's education levels predicted better fitness. Conversely, higher father's education predicted worse fitness for nondepressed low-John Henryism women. Depression may moderate the role of John Henryism and socioeconomic status in health, with higher John Henryism and education associated with optimal health for depressives.