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Prospective relations between parent-adolescent acculturation conflict and mental health symptoms among Vietnamese American adolescents.
Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol. 2018 04; 24(2):151-161.CD

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

Intergenerational acculturation conflict in immigrant families has been implicated as a risk factor for adolescent maladjustment. However, the directionality and specific family related mediators of this association have not been identified. The present study prospectively examined relations between adolescent reports of perceived acculturation conflict and internalizing and externalizing mental health symptoms. Perceived parent-adolescent relationship strain and perceived parental psychological control were examined as potential mediators.

METHOD

Survey measures were administered to 375 Vietnamese American adolescents (48.8% males; M = 15.55 years, SD = .59) at 3 time points over 6 months.

RESULTS

Using cross-lagged path analysis, perceived acculturation conflict predicted externalizing symptoms, whereas internalizing symptoms predicted perceived acculturation conflict. Perceived maternal psychological control mediated the association between perceived acculturation conflict and later externalizing symptoms, whereas maternal psychological control, parental unresponsiveness, and unmet parent expectations mediated the association between internalizing symptoms and later acculturation conflict.

CONCLUSION

Culturally competent enhancement of parental sensitivity and responsiveness might be targeted as a modifiable protective factor in family-based preventive interventions for at-risk immigrant families. (PsycINFO Database Record

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota.Department of Psychology.Department of Psychology and Human Development, Vanderbilt University.RAND Corporation.Department of Psychology.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

28714707

Citation

Nguyen, Diem Julie, et al. "Prospective Relations Between Parent-adolescent Acculturation Conflict and Mental Health Symptoms Among Vietnamese American Adolescents." Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology, vol. 24, no. 2, 2018, pp. 151-161.
Nguyen DJ, Kim JJ, Weiss B, et al. Prospective relations between parent-adolescent acculturation conflict and mental health symptoms among Vietnamese American adolescents. Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol. 2018;24(2):151-161.
Nguyen, D. J., Kim, J. J., Weiss, B., Ngo, V., & Lau, A. S. (2018). Prospective relations between parent-adolescent acculturation conflict and mental health symptoms among Vietnamese American adolescents. Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology, 24(2), 151-161. https://doi.org/10.1037/cdp0000157
Nguyen DJ, et al. Prospective Relations Between Parent-adolescent Acculturation Conflict and Mental Health Symptoms Among Vietnamese American Adolescents. Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol. 2018;24(2):151-161. PubMed PMID: 28714707.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Prospective relations between parent-adolescent acculturation conflict and mental health symptoms among Vietnamese American adolescents. AU - Nguyen,Diem Julie, AU - Kim,Joanna J, AU - Weiss,Bahr, AU - Ngo,Victoria, AU - Lau,Anna S, Y1 - 2017/07/17/ PY - 2017/7/18/pubmed PY - 2019/2/26/medline PY - 2017/7/18/entrez SP - 151 EP - 161 JF - Cultural diversity & ethnic minority psychology JO - Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol VL - 24 IS - 2 N2 - OBJECTIVES: Intergenerational acculturation conflict in immigrant families has been implicated as a risk factor for adolescent maladjustment. However, the directionality and specific family related mediators of this association have not been identified. The present study prospectively examined relations between adolescent reports of perceived acculturation conflict and internalizing and externalizing mental health symptoms. Perceived parent-adolescent relationship strain and perceived parental psychological control were examined as potential mediators. METHOD: Survey measures were administered to 375 Vietnamese American adolescents (48.8% males; M = 15.55 years, SD = .59) at 3 time points over 6 months. RESULTS: Using cross-lagged path analysis, perceived acculturation conflict predicted externalizing symptoms, whereas internalizing symptoms predicted perceived acculturation conflict. Perceived maternal psychological control mediated the association between perceived acculturation conflict and later externalizing symptoms, whereas maternal psychological control, parental unresponsiveness, and unmet parent expectations mediated the association between internalizing symptoms and later acculturation conflict. CONCLUSION: Culturally competent enhancement of parental sensitivity and responsiveness might be targeted as a modifiable protective factor in family-based preventive interventions for at-risk immigrant families. (PsycINFO Database Record SN - 1099-9809 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/28714707/Prospective_relations_between_parent_adolescent_acculturation_conflict_and_mental_health_symptoms_among_Vietnamese_American_adolescents_ L2 - http://content.apa.org/journals/cdp/24/2/151 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -