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Acculturation, familism and mother-daughter relations among suicidal and non-suicidal adolescent Latinas.
J Prim Prev. 2009 Jul; 30(3-4):351-69.JP

Abstract

We examined the role of acculturation, familism and Latina mother-daughter relations in suicide attempts by comparing 65 adolescents with recent suicide attempts and their mothers to 75 teens without any attempts and their mothers. Attempters and non-attempters were similar in acculturation and familistic attitudes but attempters report significantly less mutuality and communication with their mothers than non-attempters. Mothers of attempters reported lower mutuality and communication with their daughters than mothers of non-attempters. Small increments in mutuality decreased the probability of a suicide attempt by 57%. Acculturation and familism do not appear to play major roles in suicide attempts but relational factors may. Instituting school-based psychoeducational groups for young Latinas, particularly in middle school, and their parents, separately and jointly, and focusing on raising effective communication and mutuality between parents and adolescent daughters are important primary prevention strategies.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Washington University in St. Louis, One Brookings Drive, Campus Box 1196, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899, USA. lzayas@wustl.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19399622

Citation

Zayas, Luis H., et al. "Acculturation, Familism and Mother-daughter Relations Among Suicidal and Non-suicidal Adolescent Latinas." The Journal of Primary Prevention, vol. 30, no. 3-4, 2009, pp. 351-69.
Zayas LH, Bright CL, Alvarez-Sánchez T, et al. Acculturation, familism and mother-daughter relations among suicidal and non-suicidal adolescent Latinas. J Prim Prev. 2009;30(3-4):351-69.
Zayas, L. H., Bright, C. L., Alvarez-Sánchez, T., & Cabassa, L. J. (2009). Acculturation, familism and mother-daughter relations among suicidal and non-suicidal adolescent Latinas. The Journal of Primary Prevention, 30(3-4), 351-69. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10935-009-0181-0
Zayas LH, et al. Acculturation, Familism and Mother-daughter Relations Among Suicidal and Non-suicidal Adolescent Latinas. J Prim Prev. 2009;30(3-4):351-69. PubMed PMID: 19399622.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Acculturation, familism and mother-daughter relations among suicidal and non-suicidal adolescent Latinas. AU - Zayas,Luis H, AU - Bright,Charlotte L, AU - Alvarez-Sánchez,Thyria, AU - Cabassa,Leopoldo J, Y1 - 2009/04/28/ PY - 2008/03/09/received PY - 2009/04/01/accepted PY - 2009/4/29/entrez PY - 2009/4/29/pubmed PY - 2009/9/23/medline SP - 351 EP - 69 JF - The journal of primary prevention JO - J Prim Prev VL - 30 IS - 3-4 N2 - We examined the role of acculturation, familism and Latina mother-daughter relations in suicide attempts by comparing 65 adolescents with recent suicide attempts and their mothers to 75 teens without any attempts and their mothers. Attempters and non-attempters were similar in acculturation and familistic attitudes but attempters report significantly less mutuality and communication with their mothers than non-attempters. Mothers of attempters reported lower mutuality and communication with their daughters than mothers of non-attempters. Small increments in mutuality decreased the probability of a suicide attempt by 57%. Acculturation and familism do not appear to play major roles in suicide attempts but relational factors may. Instituting school-based psychoeducational groups for young Latinas, particularly in middle school, and their parents, separately and jointly, and focusing on raising effective communication and mutuality between parents and adolescent daughters are important primary prevention strategies. SN - 1573-6547 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19399622/Acculturation_familism_and_mother_daughter_relations_among_suicidal_and_non_suicidal_adolescent_Latinas_ L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10935-009-0181-0 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -