Minority status, aging, and mental health.

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Abstract

Research findings on mental health and life satisfaction among aged blacks, Mexican-Americans and native Americans are reviewed. Although the literature has generally followed a social stress perspective that predicts greater mental health problems among minority group aged, the evidence shows that mental health and life satisfaction of these groups is not any lower than might be anticipated based on their relative socioeconomic standing. It is concluded that, despite increased research, little is known about how ethnicity and minority group status influence psychopathology and life satisfaction in late life.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)285-300
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Aging and Human Development
Volume23
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

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North American Indians
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  • Aging
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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Minority status, aging, and mental health. / Markides, Kyriakos.

In: International Journal of Aging and Human Development, Vol. 23, No. 4, 1986, p. 285-300.

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