Socioenvironmental and individual correlates of psychological adjustment in low-income single mothers.
Examined relationships among psychological adjustment, levels of perceived and actual social support, and perceptions of childhood familial adversity among 52 low-income single mothers of preschoolers. Ss were interviewed regarding their childhood history and also made self-ratings of their ability to cope with finances, emotions, and household and child care responsibilities. Ss were also administered the Beck Depression Inventory, the MMPI, the WAIS-R, and the Social Network Form. Ss showing high levels of psychological adjustment tended to perceive their supports more positively, but often reported lower levels of support than did their more distressed counterparts. Perceptions of childhood familial adversity were the most powerful predictors of psychological adjustment.
American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
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Olson, S.L., Kieschnick, E., Banyard, V., Ceballo, R. Socioenvironmental and individual correlates of psychological adjustment in low-income single mothers. (1994) American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 64 (2), pp. 317-331.
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