Racism-related stress, general life stress, and psychological functioning among black American women

Alex Pieterse, Robert Carter, Kilynda V Ray

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The relationship between general life stress, perceived racism, and psychological functioning was explored in a sample of 118 Black American women. Findings indicate that racism-related stress was not a significant predictor of psychological functioning when controlling for general life stress. Perceived racism was positively associated with general life stress. Implications for practice and future research are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36 - 46
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Multicultural Counseling and Development
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

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