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Parenting and psychological adjustment of adolescent immigrants in Israel.
J Fam Psychol. 2009 Jun; 23(3):416-25.JF

Abstract

Parental and familial factors and their association with adolescents' mental health were examined among former Soviet Union (FSU) immigrants and nonimmigrants in Israel. Questionnaires regarding parental control, inconsistency, and rejection, in addition to adolescent-family connectedness and psychological disorders, were administered to 83 FSU immigrants and 106 nonimmigrant adolescents. According to the results, FSU adolescents are less connected to their families, experience their parents as less warm and more inconsistent in their childrearing behavior, report that their mothers subject them to a higher level of control, and the psychological disorders among them are more widespread than among nonimmigrant adolescents. Maternal control, maternal temporal inconsistency, and maternal and paternal rejection were associated with psychological disorders only among nonimmigrant adolescents. No such association was found among FSU adolescents, suggesting that FSU mental health problems are associated with immigration and cultural and social factors, rather than parental and familial factors. A comprehensive intervention program is required to provide support and assistance to help immigrants overcome their psychological distresses.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Behavioral Sciences, Oranim Academic College, Nazerat Ellit, Israel. psy@marwandwairy.comNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19586204

Citation

Dwairy, Marwan, and Asnat Dor. "Parenting and Psychological Adjustment of Adolescent Immigrants in Israel." Journal of Family Psychology : JFP : Journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43), vol. 23, no. 3, 2009, pp. 416-25.
Dwairy M, Dor A. Parenting and psychological adjustment of adolescent immigrants in Israel. J Fam Psychol. 2009;23(3):416-25.
Dwairy, M., & Dor, A. (2009). Parenting and psychological adjustment of adolescent immigrants in Israel. Journal of Family Psychology : JFP : Journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43), 23(3), 416-25. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0015830
Dwairy M, Dor A. Parenting and Psychological Adjustment of Adolescent Immigrants in Israel. J Fam Psychol. 2009;23(3):416-25. PubMed PMID: 19586204.
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