racial disparities; COVID-19, coping
The COVID-19 pandemic revealed a disproportionate risk of the disease in communities of color. The present study explored the impact of the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic on self-reported adaptation and coping, compared by the race of the respondent. Results from an anonymous, cross-sectional, online survey administered in June 2020 found that Black/African American adult respondents were less likely than non- Black/African American adult respondents to agree that they felt prepared for the COVID-19 outbreak; they were more likely than non- Black/African American adults to agree that they were personally affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, and more likely to have financial challenges as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. The findings of this study reveal differences in experiences and adaptability of Black/African American adults as compared to non-Black/African American adults. This study provides important suggestions for developing and framing policies and interventions capable of addressing the needed services for Black/African American adults impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Blackman, Laurie; Krase, Kathryn S.; Wang, Donna; Hill, Anthony C.; and Cambridge, Megan
"Examining the Early Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Black/African American Adults,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 50:
3, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol50/iss3/5
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