COVID-19-Induced Inequalities and Mental Health: Testing the Moderating Roles of Self-rated Health and Race/Ethnicity.
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AuthorJohnson, Kaprea F
Hood, Kristina B
Williams, Chelsea Derlan
Amstadter, Ananda B
Dick, Danielle M
Journal titleJournal of racial and ethnic health disparities
Publication Begin page1
Publication End page11
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AbstractThis study examines the relationship among COVID-19-induced social, economic, and educational inequalities on mental health (i.e., anxiety and depression). This study also examines if levels of self-rated health (SRH) moderate the relationship (i.e., COVID-induced inequalities [CII] and mental health), as well as examines the racial/ethnic group differences among 567 young adults in the mid-Atlantic region. Using a moderation model, results indicate that CII were significantly related to depression (b = .221, t(554) = 4.59, p = .000) and anxiety (b = .140, t(555) = 3.23, p = .001). SRH and race/ethnicity also moderated both relationships. At above-average SRH (i.e., moderator), higher CII were also significantly related to lower anxiety (Asian young adults only) and lower depression (Asian and White young adults only). Overall, SRH and race/ethnicity are important factors in the mental health impact of COVID-19 on young adults.
CitationJohnson KF, Hood KB, Moreno O, Fuentes L, Williams CD, Vassileva J, Amstadter AB, Dick DM; Spit for Science Working Group. COVID-19-Induced Inequalities and Mental Health: Testing the Moderating Roles of Self-rated Health and Race/Ethnicity. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2022 Aug 26:1–11. doi: 10.1007/s40615-022-01389-1. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36018451; PMCID: PMC9415252.
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