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Am J Orthopsychiatry. 1994 Apr;64(2):317-31.

Socioenvironmental and individual correlates of psychological adjustment in low-income single mothers.

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Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.


Relationships among psychological adjustment, levels of perceived and actual social support, and perceptions of childhood familial adversity were examined among 52 low-income single mothers of preschoolers. Women showing high levels of psychological adjustment tended to perceive their supports more positively, but often reported lower levels of support than their more distressed counterparts. However, perceptions of childhood familial adversity were found to be the most powerful predictors of psychological adjustment.

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