Year: 1984 Source: American Journal of Community Psychology, v.12, no.4, (1984), p.387-409 SIEC No: 19860886

Addressed is the effect of economics upon increased psychological disorders. A sample of 8000 California residents answered a specifically designed questionnaire on a wide range of topics. Of this sample, 600 were followed up 3 months after the survey. Findings revealed that an economic climate has a small direct effect on symptoms primarily for those in the work force & a small indirect effect which is related to unemployment. 15 ref. (NBB)