Abstract

Subjective socioeconomic status (SES) has previously been shown to be correlated with a large number of health measures. In this study, the subjective SES measure is modified and translated to measure childhood SES. The subjective SES scale is examined in a participant's hometown, community, and nation. Both an immigrant Hispanic and a Caucasian sample were studied (31 Hispanic males; 42 Hispanic females; 38 Caucasian males, 40 Caucasians females). Childhood SES was the most significant predictor of self-reported health in both sample groups.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Family, Home, and Social Sciences; Psychology

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http://lib.byu.edu/about/copyright/

Date Submitted

2007-01-17

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd1691

Keywords

subjective SES, socioeconomic, social class, childhood, Hispanic immigrants, Caucasian, immigration, self-reported health, body mass, bmi, subjective socioeconomic status, SES scale

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