Neighborhood Influences on Perceived Social Support Among Parents: Findings from the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods

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Neighborhood Influences on Perceived Social Support Among Parents: Findings from the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods

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dc.contributor.author Koenen, Karestan C.
dc.contributor.author Tendulkar, Shalini Ahuja
dc.contributor.author Dunn, Erin Cathleen
dc.contributor.author Buka, Stephen L.
dc.contributor.author Subramanian, S.V. Venkata
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-26T15:19:43Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Tendulkar, Shalini A., Karestan C. Koenen, Erin C. Dunn, Stephen Buka, and S. V. Subramanian. 2012. Neighborhood influences on perceived social support among parents: Findings from the project on human development in Chicago neighborhoods. PLoS ONE 7(4): e34235. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1932-6203 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:9807313
dc.description.abstract Background: Social support is frequently linked to positive parenting behavior. Similarly, studies increasingly show a link between neighborhood residential environment and positive parenting behavior. However, less is known about how the residential environment influences parental social support. To address this gap, we examine the relationship between neighborhood concentrated disadvantage and collective efficacy and the level and change in parental caregiver perceptions of non-familial social support. Methodology/Principal Findings: The data for this study came from three data sources, the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods (PHDCN) Study's Longitudinal Cohort Survey of caregivers and their offspring, a Community Survey of adult residents in these same neighborhoods and the 1990 Census. Social support is measured at Wave 1 and Wave 3 and neighborhood characteristics are measured at Wave 1. Multilevel linear regression models are fit. The results show that neighborhood collective efficacy is a significant (\(\beta\) = .04; SE = .02; p = .03), predictor of the positive change in perceived social support over a 7 year period, however, not of the level of social support, adjusting for key compositional variables and neighborhood concentrated disadvantage. In contrast concentrated neighborhood disadvantage is not a significant predictor of either the level or change in social support. Conclusion: Our finding suggests that neighborhood collective efficacy may be important for inducing the perception of support from friends in parental caregivers over time. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Public Library of Science en_US
dc.relation.isversionof doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0034235 en_US
dc.relation.hasversion http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3320905/pdf/ en_US
dash.license LAA
dc.subject medicine en_US
dc.subject mental health en_US
dc.subject psychology en_US
dc.subject human relations en_US
dc.subject public health en_US
dc.subject behavioral and social aspects of health en_US
dc.subject socioeconomic aspects of health en_US
dc.subject social and behavioral sciences en_US
dc.subject anthropology en_US
dc.subject psychological anthropology en_US
dc.subject social anthropology en_US
dc.subject social research en_US
dc.subject social systems en_US
dc.subject social theory en_US
dc.title Neighborhood Influences on Perceived Social Support Among Parents: Findings from the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.description.version Version of Record en_US
dc.relation.journal PLoS ONE en_US
dash.depositing.author Tendulkar, Shalini Ahuja
dc.date.available 2012-10-26T15:19:43Z

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