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Housing Quality and Children's Socioemotional Health

Environment and Behavior

Author: Evans, G. W., Saltzman, H., Cooperman, J. C.
Year: 2001
Type: Journal Article

Abstract:

An observer-based, standardized index of housing quality (structural quality, privacy, indoor climate, hazards, cleanliness/clutter, and children’s resources) is significantly related to psychological distress and a behavioral index of learned helplessness, which reflects an important component of human motivation. Independent of household income, third- through fifth-grade children residing in poorer quality housing have more psychological symptoms and less task persistence than their counterparts living in better quality housing.


Further Details

Publish Dates May, 2001
Pages 389-399
Volume 33
Issue 3
Accession Number November, 2010
Keywords HousingChildmentalhousing qualityemotionalhealth

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