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The role of familism in the relation between parent-child discord and psychological distress among emerging adults of Mexican descent.
J Fam Psychol. 2010 Apr; 24(2):105-14.JF

Abstract

Although parent-child discord is a predictor of distress among emerging adults, little is known about this important link among Mexican-descent populations. This is an important gap, given Mexican Americans' high risk for psychological distress and their expected high value placed on close family ties. This topic was studied in a sample of 392 college students from El Paso, TX (n = 193) and from Ciudad Juárez, México (n = 199). The authors tested a stress-appraisal model with self-report measures of familism, parent-child discord, threat appraisals of parent-child discord, and psychological distress. As predicted, threat appraisals partially mediated the relation between parent-child discord and psychological distress. Moreover, the relation between parent-child discord and threat appraisals was stronger at higher than at lower levels of familism. Study findings highlight the need to consider that, under certain conditions, familism may increase risk of distress among emerging adults.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 603 East Daniel Street, Champaign, IL 61820, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

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

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20438185

Citation

Hernández, Brenda, et al. "The Role of Familism in the Relation Between Parent-child Discord and Psychological Distress Among Emerging Adults of Mexican Descent." Journal of Family Psychology : JFP : Journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43), vol. 24, no. 2, 2010, pp. 105-14.
Hernández B, Ramírez García JI, Flynn M. The role of familism in the relation between parent-child discord and psychological distress among emerging adults of Mexican descent. J Fam Psychol. 2010;24(2):105-14.
Hernández, B., Ramírez García, J. I., & Flynn, M. (2010). The role of familism in the relation between parent-child discord and psychological distress among emerging adults of Mexican descent. Journal of Family Psychology : JFP : Journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43), 24(2), 105-14. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0019140
Hernández B, Ramírez García JI, Flynn M. The Role of Familism in the Relation Between Parent-child Discord and Psychological Distress Among Emerging Adults of Mexican Descent. J Fam Psychol. 2010;24(2):105-14. PubMed PMID: 20438185.
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