VALIDATION OF THE MINORITY STATUS STRESS MODEL: DOES SOCIAL SUPPORT MODERATE THE INFLUENCES OF PERCEIVED DISCRIMINATION EFFECTS ON SELF-RATED HEALTH?
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The primary purpose the current study was to validate the minority status stress model as proposed by Flores et al., (2008), and determine if perceptions of discrimination influence Hispanic mental and physical health outcomes. Results indicated that women reported significantly more perceived stress than men, and men reported significantly more consumption of alcohol. However, current data did not support Flores et al., (2008) findings. Regression analysis found that perceived stress was a greater predictor of depression above that of perceived discrimination. Furthermore, Perceived discrimination did not predict self-rated health, and social support did not moderate the relationship between perceived discrimination and self-rated health