SOCIOENVIRONMENTAL AND INDIVIDUAL CORRELATES OF PSYCHOLOGICAL ADJUSTMENT IN LOW‐INCOME SINGLE MOTHERS

Sheryl L. Olson, Victoria Banyard, Rosario Ceballo

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Abstract

Relationships among psychological adjustment, levels of perceived and actual social support, and perceptions of childhood familial adversity were examined among 52 low‐income single mothers of preschoolers. Women showing high levels of psychological adjustment tended to perceive their supports more positively, but often reported lower levels of support than their more distressed counterparts. However, perceptions of childhood familial adversity were found to be the most powerful predictors of psychological adjustment. 1994 American Orthopsychiatric Association

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)317-331
Number of pages15
JournalAmerican Journal of Orthopsychiatry
Volume64
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1994
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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