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The Prevalence and Role of Avoidance Coping Methods for Latinos in the United States

dc.contributor.advisorLeslie, Leigh Aen_US
dc.contributor.authorStevenson, Tiffani Debraen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-10-06T06:31:23Z
dc.date.available2009-10-06T06:31:23Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/9624
dc.description.abstractCurrent research concerning Latinos in the United States has indicated that they are at a higher risk for mental illness (e.g., PTSD) than other racial/ethnic groups. The purpose of this study was to understand the possible function a culturally normative coping style plays in the occurrence of depression for Latinos when compared to other racial/ethnic groups. The prevalence of avoidance coping methods and the relationship of depression and avoidance coping was examined for a sample (N=429) of Latino (n=129) White (n=150) and Black (n=150) clients. Results indicated that the frequency with which Latinos engaged in avoidance coping was no different than other groups. However, Black participants were significantly more likely to use avoidance coping that White participants. Furthermore, the use of defensive avoidance coping was linked to high depression; however there was no race/ethnicity by avoidance coping interaction. The empirical and clinical implications of these findings are discussed.en_US
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dc.titleThe Prevalence and Role of Avoidance Coping Methods for Latinos in the United Statesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentFamily Studiesen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledSociology, Ethnic and Racial Studiesen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledPsychology, Clinicalen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledHealth Sciences, Mental Healthen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledavoidanceen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledcopingen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolleddepressionen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledHispanicen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledLatinoen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledPTSDen_US


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