The association between residential mobility and adolescents' health: The mediating role of neighborhood social cohesion

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Abstract

This study examined the relationship between residential mobility, neighborhood social cohesion, and health status in US adolescents. Using data from the 2017 National Child Health Survey, our study showed that high residential mobility is negatively related to adolescents' health. Furthermore, we found that the association between residential mobility and adolescents' health status was mediated by neighborhood social cohesion. These findings suggest that neighborhood social cohesion can be an important mechanism through which residential mobility affects adolescents' health status.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1469-1480
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Community Psychology
Volume48
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2020

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Keywords

  • adolescents health
  • neighborhood social cohesion
  • residential mobility

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