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Housing Quality and Children's Socioemotional Health

Environment and Behavior

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


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
Reads: 194