Date of Award
Master of Public Health (MPH)
Frances McCarty, PhD - Committee Chair
Sheryl Strasser, PhD - Committee Member
Previous studies have documented an association between mental illness rates and US-nativity, younger age at immigration, and recent immigration status among Caribbean immigrants to the US. This analysis examines these associations with the addition of important demographic controls and two indices of family support and conflict in Caribbean immigrants represented in the National Survey of American Life (n = 1623). The results indicate that previous correlates disappear when the index of family conflict is taken into account. Future efforts should focus on culturally appropriate identification and treatment methods addressing family dynamics in Caribbean immigrants. INDEX WORDS: immigrant mental health, family dynamics, National Survey of American Life.
Carter, Brian D., "Examination of the Mental Health and Family Dynamics in Caribbean Immigrants using the National Survey of American Life" (2010). Public Health Theses. Paper 101.