Faculty Profile: Stress and Structural Equation Modeling

Robyn Brown, a sociology professor at DePaul, is conducting research to assess how different social groups deal with the stresses of living in a recession and what explains the differences in tension-reducing behaviors between groups. She’s using structural equation modeling to assess how multiple stress-related behaviors are related to each other in a more intricate way than regression modeling allows. SSRC Research Assistants Frank Edwards and Julian Thompson chatted with Robyn about her research.

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