‘Socioeconomic disadvantage and high-effort coping in childhood: evidence of skin-deep resilience’
Paper from the JCPP
Low socioeconomic status (SES) is a risk factor for poor outcomes across development. Recent evidence suggests that, although psychosocial resilience among youth living in low-SES households is common, such expressions of resilience may not extend to physical health. Questions remain about when these diverging mental and physical health trajectories emerge. The current study hypothesized that skin-deep resilience – a pattern wherein socioeconomic disadvantage is linked to better mental health but worse physical health for individuals with John Henryism high-effort coping – is already present in childhood.
Authors: Katherine B. Ehrlich, Sarah M. Lyle, Kelsey L. Corallo, Julie M. Brisson, Elizabeth R. Wiggins, Tianyi Yu, Edith Chen, Gregory E. Miller, Gene H. Brody
First published: 29 May 2023
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