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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Child and Family Studies 9/2016

10-06-2016 | Original Paper

Practical Disadvantage, Socioeconomic Status, and Psychological Well-Being Within Families of Children with Severe Emotional Disturbance

Auteurs: Eylin Palamaro Munsell, Ryan P. Kilmer, Tanya Vishnevsky, James R. Cook, Lauren M. Markley

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Child and Family Studies | Uitgave 9/2016

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Abstract

Although socioeconomic status (SES) has been associated with a myriad of physical and psychological health indicators, it is arguably one of the most elusive constructs in the psychological literature. Most researchers agree that SES is complex and multidimensional; however, the majority of empirical studies that focus on SES do not measure (or attempt to measure) multiple components of the construct, instead focusing on one or two indicators of SES, most commonly household income and/or levels of education. This paper explores relationships among indicators of SES, disadvantage, and psychological well-being in two independent samples of families with children with severe emotional disturbances. In addition to utilizing two common SES indicators (parental education and income), we incorporated measures reflecting resource-related challenges of living, such as adequate food and housing. Based on analyses, we argue that such variables may better capture the challenges experienced by many families than traditional SES indicators. Findings also suggest that income and education relate to different aspects of family well-being, and solely using one or both of these variables may mask relevant relationships. Moreover, assessing practical, day-to-day challenges may permit a more nuanced picture of the relationships between factors associated with SES and indicators of well-being and adjustment.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Practical Disadvantage, Socioeconomic Status, and Psychological Well-Being Within Families of Children with Severe Emotional Disturbance
Auteurs
Eylin Palamaro Munsell
Ryan P. Kilmer
Tanya Vishnevsky
James R. Cook
Lauren M. Markley
Publicatiedatum
10-06-2016
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Child and Family Studies / Uitgave 9/2016
Print ISSN: 1062-1024
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-2843
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-016-0449-y

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