Tags

Type your tag names separated by a space and hit enter

Positive parenting, family cohesion, and child social competence among immigrant Latino families.
J Fam Psychol. 2010 Jun; 24(3):252-60.JF

Abstract

The relation between positive parenting, family cohesion, and child social competence was examined among Latino families (predominantly from Mexico) who were recent immigrants to the United States. A mixed method study was conducted, including both pre- and post-test self-reported surveys (9-month interval) and qualitative data from focus groups. A total of 282 parents and 282 children (ages 9-12) participated in the survey study. Results at post-test follow-up indicated that family cohesion predicted improvements in child social problem-solving skills and social self-efficacy, and positive parenting predicted improvements in child social self-efficacy. A total of 12 mothers participated in the focus group study that was designed to explore barriers to positive parenting and family cohesion in this population. Results from focus groups revealed four major themes impacting parenting and family cohesion: (a) acculturation differences between parents and children and the resulting power imbalance; (b) difficulty getting involved in their child's education; (c) loss of extended family; and (d) discrimination against immigrants and legal status. The implications for family support programs for immigrant Latino families and their children are discussed.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychology, University of California at Riverside, CA 92521, USA. melinda.leidy@ucr.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

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

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20545398

Citation

Leidy, Melinda S., et al. "Positive Parenting, Family Cohesion, and Child Social Competence Among Immigrant Latino Families." Journal of Family Psychology : JFP : Journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43), vol. 24, no. 3, 2010, pp. 252-60.
Leidy MS, Guerra NG, Toro RI. Positive parenting, family cohesion, and child social competence among immigrant Latino families. J Fam Psychol. 2010;24(3):252-60.
Leidy, M. S., Guerra, N. G., & Toro, R. I. (2010). Positive parenting, family cohesion, and child social competence among immigrant Latino families. Journal of Family Psychology : JFP : Journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43), 24(3), 252-60. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0019407
Leidy MS, Guerra NG, Toro RI. Positive Parenting, Family Cohesion, and Child Social Competence Among Immigrant Latino Families. J Fam Psychol. 2010;24(3):252-60. PubMed PMID: 20545398.
* Article titles in AMA citation format should be in sentence-case
TY - JOUR T1 - Positive parenting, family cohesion, and child social competence among immigrant Latino families. AU - Leidy,Melinda S, AU - Guerra,Nancy G, AU - Toro,Rosa I, PY - 2010/6/16/entrez PY - 2010/6/16/pubmed PY - 2010/9/29/medline SP - 252 EP - 60 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 - 24 IS - 3 N2 - The relation between positive parenting, family cohesion, and child social competence was examined among Latino families (predominantly from Mexico) who were recent immigrants to the United States. A mixed method study was conducted, including both pre- and post-test self-reported surveys (9-month interval) and qualitative data from focus groups. A total of 282 parents and 282 children (ages 9-12) participated in the survey study. Results at post-test follow-up indicated that family cohesion predicted improvements in child social problem-solving skills and social self-efficacy, and positive parenting predicted improvements in child social self-efficacy. A total of 12 mothers participated in the focus group study that was designed to explore barriers to positive parenting and family cohesion in this population. Results from focus groups revealed four major themes impacting parenting and family cohesion: (a) acculturation differences between parents and children and the resulting power imbalance; (b) difficulty getting involved in their child's education; (c) loss of extended family; and (d) discrimination against immigrants and legal status. The implications for family support programs for immigrant Latino families and their children are discussed. SN - 1939-1293 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20545398/Positive_parenting_family_cohesion_and_child_social_competence_among_immigrant_Latino_families_ L2 - http://content.apa.org/journals/fam/24/3/252 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -