Intergenerational Mobility and Goal-Striving Stress Among Black Americans: The Roles of Ethnicity and Nativity Status

Show simple item record Mouzon, Dawne M. Watkins, Daphne Perry, Ramona Simpson, Theresa M. Mitchell, Jamie A. 2019-09-10T18:39:06Z 2019-09-10T18:39:06Z 2019
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, vol. 21, no. 2, 2019, pp. 393-400 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1557-1920
dc.description.abstract Goal-striving stress refers to the psychological consequences of seeking but failing to reach upward mobility and is more common among low-income and people of color. Intergenerational mobility—or improved socioeconomic standing relative to one’s parents—may be an important predictor of goal-striving stress for Blacks. We used the National Survey of American Life to investigate the association between intergenerational mobility and goal-striving stress among U.S.-born African Americans, U.S.-born Caribbean Blacks, and foreign-born Caribbean Blacks. Intergenerational mobility was associated with lower goal-striving stress and U.S.-born African Americans and Caribbean Blacks reported lower goal-striving stress than foreign-born Caribbean Blacks. Goal-striving stress was relatively high among foreign-born Blacks, regardless of level of intergenerational mobility attained. Goal-striving is an important stressor for foreign-born Caribbean Blacks, regardless of their level of educational success. Given increasing Black migration, future studies should disaggregate the Black racial category based on ethnicity and nativity. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship This study was supported by the National Institute on Aging (P30AG1528) and the Michael J. and Susan Angelides Public Policy Research Fund. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Springer Science+Business Media, LLC en_US
dc.subject Goal-striving stress en_US
dc.subject Blacks en_US
dc.subject African Americans en_US
dc.subject Caribbean Blacks en_US
dc.subject Immigration en_US
dc.subject Mental health en_US
dc.title Intergenerational Mobility and Goal-Striving Stress Among Black Americans: The Roles of Ethnicity and Nativity Status en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Social Work
dc.subject.hlbtoplevel Social Sciences
dc.description.peerreviewed Peer Reviewed en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationum School of Social Work en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationother Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampus Ann Arbor en_US
dc.description.bitstreamurl Watkins Perry Simpson Mitchell 2019_Intergenerational Mobility and Goal-Striving Stress Among Black Americans The Roles of Ethnicity and Nativity Status.pdf
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s10903-018-0735-4
dc.identifier.source Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health en_US
dc.owningcollname Social Work, School of (SSW)
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