Affiliation: University of Alabama at Birmingham
- Neither a borrower nor a lender be: the relative importance of debt and SES for mental health among older adultsPatricia Drentea
Department of Sociology, University of Alabama Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 1152, USA
J Aging Health 24:673-95. 2012..This study examines the impact of indebtedness on depressive symptomatology, anxiety, and anger...
- Over the limit: the association among health, race and debtP Drentea
Department of Sociology, University of Alabama Birmingham, 35294 3350, USA
Soc Sci Med 50:517-29. 2000..We found that both credit card debt and stress regarding debt are associated with health. In addition, health behaviors and risks explain part of this association...
- Age, debt and anxietyP Drentea
Department of Sociology, University of Alabama Birmingham, 237 Ullman Building, 1212 University Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35294 3350, USA
J Health Soc Behav 41:437-50. 2000..Stress regarding overall debt does explain some of the age effect. In addition, stress also explains some of the effect of the credit card debt to income ratio, and all of the effect of default on anxiety...
- Retirement and mental healthPatricia Drentea
University of Alabama Birmingham, USA
J Aging Health 14:167-94. 2002..This research examines whether retirement is associated with mental health and how one's daily pursuits mediate this association. It tests two perspectives from the sociology of work and the sociology of mental health...
- Social capital and social support on the web: the case of an internet mother sitePatricia Drentea
Department of Sociology, University of Alabama Birmingham, 239 E Ullman Building, 1212 University Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35294 3350, USA
Sociol Health Illn 27:920-43. 2005..Additionally, using sampling with replacement, we created a final data set of 180 mothers and report descriptive statistics to identify characteristics of those on the board...
- Caregiving outside of the home: the effects of race on depressionPatricia Drentea
University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 3350, USA
Ethn Health 11:41-57. 2006..Given these mixed findings, we use the stress process model to examine whether African American caregivers experience lower or higher levels of depression when they provide care outside of the home...
- Predictors of improvement in social support: Five-year effects of a structured intervention for caregivers of spouses with Alzheimer's diseasePatricia Drentea
Department of Sociology, University of Alabama Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
Soc Sci Med 63:957-67. 2006..We conclude with a discussion of the importance of having psychological respite when caregivers spend their days in the home and are isolated...
- Consequences of retirement activities for distress and the sense of personal controlC E Ross
Department of Sociology, Ohio State University, Columbus 43210 1353, USA
J Health Soc Behav 39:317-34. 1998..At the same time, retirees do not have significantly higher levels of psychological distress...
- Uncovering the mystery: factors of African American suicideLeigh A Willis
Department of Sociology, African American Studies, University of Georgia, Athens 30602 1611, USA
Suicide Life Threat Behav 33:412-29. 2003..These results provide valuable information about completed African American suicides in relation to Whites. Several of these factors are unique to African Americans...