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MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21911505     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A growing number of health and social science research findings document Black men's adversities, but far less is known about their strengths. The purpose of this study was to explore resilience among low-income, urban, Black men. Semistructured interviews produced rich narratives, which uncovered numerous sociostructural stressors in men's lives, such as racism, incarceration, and unemployment. Most men were resilient despite these challenges, however, and described five main forms of resilience: (a) perseverance; (b) a commitment to learning from hardship; (c) reflecting and refocusing to address difficulties; (d) creating a supportive environment; and (e) drawing support from religion/spirituality. Analysis of men's challenge and resilience narratives revealed the need to understand and promote low-income, urban, Black men's resilience via a broader ecosocial perspective which acknowledges the importance of social and community-level protective factors to support individual men's efforts to survive and thrive amid their adversities.
Michelle Teti; Ashley E Martin; Richa Ranade; Jenne Massie; David J Malebranche; Jeanne M Tschann; Lisa Bowleg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural     Date:  2011-09-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Qualitative health research     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1049-7323     ISO Abbreviation:  Qual Health Res     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-02     Completed Date:  2012-06-28     Revised Date:  2013-06-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9202144     Medline TA:  Qual Health Res     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  524-33     Citation Subset:  T    
University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri 65211, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Psychological*
African Americans / psychology*
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Health Status
Interview, Psychological
Men's Health*
Qualitative Research
Social Class
Social Support
Socioeconomic Factors
Stress, Psychological / psychology*
Tape Recording
United States
Young Adult
Grant Support
R01 HD054319-01/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 HD054319-01A1/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 HD054319-02/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 HD054319-03/HD/NICHD NIH HHS

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