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Discrimination and mental health problems among homeless minority young people

Milburn, Norweeta; Batterham, Philip; Ayala, George; Rice, Eric; Solorio, Rosa; Desmond, Kate; Lord, Lynwood; Iribarren, Javier; Rotheram-Borus, Mary Jane

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Objective. We examined the associations among perceived discrimination, racial/ethnic identification, and emotional distress in newly homeless adolescents. Methods. We assessed a sample of newly homeless adolescents (n5254) in Los Angeles, California, with measures of perceived discrimination and racial/ ethnic identification. We assessed emotional distress using the Brief Symptom Inventory and used multivariate linear regression modeling to gauge the impact of discrimination and racial...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorMilburn, Norweeta
dc.contributor.authorBatterham, Philip
dc.contributor.authorAyala, George
dc.contributor.authorRice, Eric
dc.contributor.authorSolorio, Rosa
dc.contributor.authorDesmond, Kate
dc.contributor.authorLord, Lynwood
dc.contributor.authorIribarren, Javier
dc.contributor.authorRotheram-Borus, Mary Jane
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-07T22:21:45Z
dc.identifier.issn0033-3549
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/20181
dc.description.abstractObjective. We examined the associations among perceived discrimination, racial/ethnic identification, and emotional distress in newly homeless adolescents. Methods. We assessed a sample of newly homeless adolescents (n5254) in Los Angeles, California, with measures of perceived discrimination and racial/ ethnic identification. We assessed emotional distress using the Brief Symptom Inventory and used multivariate linear regression modeling to gauge the impact of discrimination and racial identity on emotional distress. Results. Controlling for race and immigration status, gender, and age, young people with a greater sense of ethnic identification experienced less emotional distress. Young people with a history of racial/ethnic discrimination experienced more emotional distress. Conclusion. Intervention programs that contextualize discrimination and enhance racial/ethnic identification and pride among homeless young people are needed.
dc.publisherAssociation of Schools of Public Health
dc.sourcePublic Health Reports
dc.subjectKeywords: adolescent; adult; article; Brief Symptom Inventory; clinical assessment; demography; emotional stress; ethnicity; female; groups by age; homelessness; human; immigration; major clinical study; male; mental health; priority journal; social discrimination;
dc.titleDiscrimination and mental health problems among homeless minority young people
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume125
dc.date.issued2010
local.identifier.absfor111712 - Health Promotion
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4435982xPUB11
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationMilburn, Norweeta, University of California
local.contributor.affiliationBatterham, Philip, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationAyala, George, AIDS Project Los Angeles
local.contributor.affiliationRice, Eric, University of California
local.contributor.affiliationSolorio, Rosa, University of California
local.contributor.affiliationDesmond, Kate, University of California Los Angeles
local.contributor.affiliationLord, Lynwood, University of California Los Angeles
local.contributor.affiliationIribarren, Javier, University of California Los Angeles
local.contributor.affiliationRotheram-Borus, Mary Jane, University of California
local.bibliographicCitation.issue1
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage61
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage67
dc.date.updated2016-02-24T11:07:35Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-74849120823
local.identifier.thomsonID000272961100009
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