Date of Award

Spring 5-2002

Document Type


Degree Name

Honors College



Second Advisor

Joyce W. O'Rourke

Third Advisor

Beverly Wade


The goal of the present research was to examine the influence of job discrimination on health. Seventy African American males served as the research participants. The age of the participants ranged from 19-62. The average years of school completed was 12.57. The research included two measures. The Perceive Racism Scale (PRS) and Symptom Checklist 90-revised Scale (SCL-90R). Each of this measures reflect different aspects of psychological distress. The measures were administered in group format, and all participants provided their own answers. Confidentiality of particpants was maintained. The Pearson Moment Correlation showed significant difference between the variables at .01 alpha level. The study supported the findings that the level of discrimination on the job influences health.

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Psychology Commons