Trust, social cohesion, neighborhood, gentrification, physical health, mental wellness
Social determinants have been recognized to be significant factors contributing to the overall health outcomes of individuals. However, there is limited research on how these factors have directly impacted the mental and physical wellness of people in neighborhoods that are experiencing rapid gentrification. The objective of this study is to determine whether the present level of interpersonal trust between individuals in neighborhoods is associated with the mental and physical health outcomes among its residents. This quantitative study uses the Albina-Rockwood Neighborhood Promise Survey, which uses data from a random sample of families living in two rapidly gentrified neighborhoods in Portland, Oregon. The research will explore the relationship between neighborhoods using self-related mental and physical health questions. We hypothesize that interpersonal trust will positively be related to better overall health results. Residents with a higher degree of trust will have greater physical and mental health outcomes. We will also look at the impacts of trust on different demographics and across class strata. These findings suggest that future studies should examine how race and social class can affect the magnitude of trust in a neighborhood.
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Ha, Julie T.
"Exploring the Impact of Interpersonal Trust on Health Outcomes in Rapidly Gentrifying Neighborhoods in Portland, Oregon,"
PSU McNair Scholars Online Journal:
1, Article 6.