CitationLee, Tae Kyoung; Wickrama, Kandauda A. S.; & O'Neal, Catherine Walker (2019). Early socioeconomic adversity and cardiometabolic risk in young adults: Mediating roles of risky health lifestyle and depressive symptoms. Journal of Behavioral Medicine. vol. 42 (1) pp. 150-161
AbstractThe study examined the mediating roles of risky health lifestyle and depressive symptoms in relation to childhood/adolescence adversity and young adult cardiometabolic risk with data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (n = 9421). Four classes of youth emerged from a latent class analysis with varying early adversity patterns: (a) both low disadvantaged SES and stressful experience (54.8%), (b) high disadvantaged SES and low stressful experience (31.0%), (c) low disadvantaged SES and high stressful experience (10.9%), and (d) both high disadvantaged SES and stressful experience (3.3%). Early adversity had multiple direct and indirect effects on CM risk for those experiencing SES-related adversities. Instead, early adversity generated mediational processes between adversity and CM risks through risky health lifestyle and depressive symptoms for those experiencing stressful experience. Implications for intervention when dealing with youths who have experienced multiple forms of early adversity are discussed.
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleJournal of Behavioral Medicine
Author(s)Lee, Tae Kyoung
Wickrama, Kandauda A. S.
O'Neal, Catherine Walker