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Parent-child acculturation, parenting, and adolescent depressive symptoms in Chinese immigrant families.
J Fam Psychol. 2009 Jun; 23(3):426-37.JF

Abstract

Using a sample of 388 father-adolescent and 399 mother-adolescent dyads in Chinese immigrant families, the current investigation tested Portes and Rumbaut's (1996) assertion that generational dissonance may indicate a family context that places children at increased risk for adverse outcomes. Study findings suggest that a high discrepancy in father-adolescent acculturation levels relates significantly to more adolescent depressive symptoms. The study further demonstrates that the quality of the parenting relationship between fathers and adolescents operates as a mediator between father-adolescent acculturation discrepancy and adolescent depressive symptoms. Specifically, a high level of discrepancy in American orientation between fathers and adolescents is associated with unsupportive parenting practices, which, in turn, are linked to more adolescent depressive symptoms. These relationships are significant even after controlling for the influence of family socioeconomic status and parents' and adolescents' sense of discrimination within the larger society.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA. suyeongkim@mail.utexas.eduNo affiliation info availableNo 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

19586205

Citation

Kim, Su Yeong, et al. "Parent-child Acculturation, Parenting, and Adolescent Depressive Symptoms in Chinese Immigrant Families." 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. 426-37.
Kim SY, Chen Q, Li J, et al. Parent-child acculturation, parenting, and adolescent depressive symptoms in Chinese immigrant families. J Fam Psychol. 2009;23(3):426-37.
Kim, S. Y., Chen, Q., Li, J., Huang, X., & Moon, U. J. (2009). Parent-child acculturation, parenting, and adolescent depressive symptoms in Chinese immigrant families. Journal of Family Psychology : JFP : Journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43), 23(3), 426-37. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0016019
Kim SY, et al. Parent-child Acculturation, Parenting, and Adolescent Depressive Symptoms in Chinese Immigrant Families. J Fam Psychol. 2009;23(3):426-37. PubMed PMID: 19586205.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Parent-child acculturation, parenting, and adolescent depressive symptoms in Chinese immigrant families. AU - Kim,Su Yeong, AU - Chen,Qi, AU - Li,Jing, AU - Huang,Xuan, AU - Moon,Ui Jeong, PY - 2009/7/10/entrez PY - 2009/7/10/pubmed PY - 2009/8/6/medline SP - 426 EP - 37 JF - Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43) JO - J Fam Psychol VL - 23 IS - 3 N2 - Using a sample of 388 father-adolescent and 399 mother-adolescent dyads in Chinese immigrant families, the current investigation tested Portes and Rumbaut's (1996) assertion that generational dissonance may indicate a family context that places children at increased risk for adverse outcomes. Study findings suggest that a high discrepancy in father-adolescent acculturation levels relates significantly to more adolescent depressive symptoms. The study further demonstrates that the quality of the parenting relationship between fathers and adolescents operates as a mediator between father-adolescent acculturation discrepancy and adolescent depressive symptoms. Specifically, a high level of discrepancy in American orientation between fathers and adolescents is associated with unsupportive parenting practices, which, in turn, are linked to more adolescent depressive symptoms. These relationships are significant even after controlling for the influence of family socioeconomic status and parents' and adolescents' sense of discrimination within the larger society. SN - 0893-3200 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19586205/Parent_child_acculturation_parenting_and_adolescent_depressive_symptoms_in_Chinese_immigrant_families_ L2 - http://content.apa.org/journals/fam/23/3/426 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -