Social health and environmental quality of life: their relationship to positive physical health and subjective well-being in a population of urban African Americans

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Date: Fall 2010
From: The Western Journal of Black Studies(Vol. 34, Issue 3)
Publisher: The Western Journal of Black Studies
Document Type: Report
Length: 4,654 words

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The present study examined whether social health and environmental quality of life mediates the relationship between subjective well-being (positive affect and life satisfaction) and physical health among a population of urban African Americans. There was a total of 171 African Americans who participated in the study. Participants were administered a survey questionnaire packet that contained measures of life satisfaction, positive affect, physical health, social health, environmental quality of life and demographic information. Findings revealed that the documented associations among positive affect, life satisfaction and physical health were explained, in part, by social health and environmental quality of life. These findings suggested the importance of social health and environmental quality of life in the physical health and subjective well-being of African Americans. Implications for professionals and future research in the field of Black psychology and subjective well-being are discussed.

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