Seeking Help from Clergy Among Black Caribbeans in the United States

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This study examined use of clergy for serious personal problems within a representative sample of US black Caribbean adults from the National Survey of American Life. Logistic regression analysis was used and confirmed the importance of problem type, church involvement, and nativity as correlates of clergy use. Findings for black Caribbeans indicate similarities, as well as important departures from prior research on the correlates of clergy assistance among African Americans. These and other findings confirm the position of black Caribbeans as a distinctive ethnic subgroup within the general black population in the United States. © 2011 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.




Taylor, R. J., Woodward, A. T., Chatters, L. M., Mattis, J. S., & Jackson, J. S. (2011). Seeking Help from Clergy Among Black Caribbeans in the United States. Race and Social Problems, 3(4), 241–251.

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