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Acculturation, parent-adolescent conflict, and adolescent adjustment in Mexican American families.
Fam Process. 2006 Mar; 45(1):75-86.FP

Abstract

We tested an acculturation model in a community sample of Mexican American families (146 mothers, 137 fathers, and 146 adolescents) that proposed that differences between parents and adolescents in acculturation would be associated with parent-adolescent conflict and adolescent adjustment problems. Contrary to hypotheses, we found that families who exhibited an acculturation gap were not more likely to report parent-adolescent conflict or adolescent adjustment problems. In fact, familial conflict and adolescent sexual experience were associated with high levels of acculturation among adolescents and their parents. Pending replication, these findings suggest that both parent and children acculturation may independently predict familial processes and youth outcomes, irrespective of an acculturation gap. Future research should consider other factors aside from acculturation differences that might account for parent-adolescent conflict and adolescent adjustment in Mexican American families.

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University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143-0848, USA. lauri.pasch@ucsfmedctr.orgNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Journal Article
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16615254

Citation

Pasch, Lauri A., et al. "Acculturation, Parent-adolescent Conflict, and Adolescent Adjustment in Mexican American Families." Family Process, vol. 45, no. 1, 2006, pp. 75-86.
Pasch LA, Deardorff J, Tschann JM, et al. Acculturation, parent-adolescent conflict, and adolescent adjustment in Mexican American families. Fam Process. 2006;45(1):75-86.
Pasch, L. A., Deardorff, J., Tschann, J. M., Flores, E., Penilla, C., & Pantoja, P. (2006). Acculturation, parent-adolescent conflict, and adolescent adjustment in Mexican American families. Family Process, 45(1), 75-86.
Pasch LA, et al. Acculturation, Parent-adolescent Conflict, and Adolescent Adjustment in Mexican American Families. Fam Process. 2006;45(1):75-86. PubMed PMID: 16615254.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Acculturation, parent-adolescent conflict, and adolescent adjustment in Mexican American families. AU - Pasch,Lauri A, AU - Deardorff,Julianna, AU - Tschann,Jeanne M, AU - Flores,Elena, AU - Penilla,Carlos, AU - Pantoja,Philip, PY - 2006/4/18/pubmed PY - 2006/8/17/medline PY - 2006/4/18/entrez SP - 75 EP - 86 JF - Family process JO - Fam Process VL - 45 IS - 1 N2 - We tested an acculturation model in a community sample of Mexican American families (146 mothers, 137 fathers, and 146 adolescents) that proposed that differences between parents and adolescents in acculturation would be associated with parent-adolescent conflict and adolescent adjustment problems. Contrary to hypotheses, we found that families who exhibited an acculturation gap were not more likely to report parent-adolescent conflict or adolescent adjustment problems. In fact, familial conflict and adolescent sexual experience were associated with high levels of acculturation among adolescents and their parents. Pending replication, these findings suggest that both parent and children acculturation may independently predict familial processes and youth outcomes, irrespective of an acculturation gap. Future research should consider other factors aside from acculturation differences that might account for parent-adolescent conflict and adolescent adjustment in Mexican American families. SN - 0014-7370 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16615254/Acculturation_parent_adolescent_conflict_and_adolescent_adjustment_in_Mexican_American_families_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -