Swipe om te navigeren naar een ander artikel
Cultural value gaps between Mexican American parents and their children are hypothesized to place youth at risk for poor mental health outcomes. While most studies examine these gaps on broad measures of acculturation, the present study examined value gaps in affiliative obedience, a cultural value that has at its core the belief that respect and deference must be shown to parents and adults. The present study hypothesized that adolescents would exhibit greater depressive symptoms when youth demonstrated lower levels of affiliative obedience than their mothers. Moreover, we examined whether gender, nativity status, and age predicted cultural value gaps and moderated the relationship between gaps and depressive symptoms. These questions were evaluated in a school-based sample of 159 Mexican American families whose children were either US born (n = 82) or foreign-born (n = 77). Twenty-five percent of the sample demonstrated a cultural value gap where youth endorsed lower levels of affiliative obedience than their parents, and this group reported the greatest depressive symptoms. Age moderated this relationship, and the greatest association between cultural value gaps and depression was found among the older group of early adolescents.
Log in om toegang te krijgen
Met onderstaand(e) abonnement(en) heeft u direct toegang:
Bauman, A. A., Kuhlberg, J. A., & Zayas, L. H. (2010). Familism, mother–daughter mutuality, and suicide attempts of adolescent Latinas. Journal of Family Psychology, 24, 616–624. CrossRef
Brislin, R. (1986). The wording and translation of research instruments. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2011).Youth risk behavior surveillance—United States, 2011. MMWR, 61, 1–162. Available online at http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/pdf/ss/ss6104.pdf.
Delgado, M. Y., Updegraff, K. A., Roosa, M. W., & Umaña-Taylor, A. J. (2011). Discrimination and Mexican-origin adolescents’ adjustment: The moderating roles of adolescents’, mothers’, and fathers’ cultural orientations and values. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 40(2), 125–139. PubMedCrossRefPubMedCentral
Diaz-Guerrero, R. (1994). Psicología del Mexicano: Descubrimiento de la Etnopsicologia (6th ed.). México, DF: Trillas.
Fernandez-Marina, R., Maldonado-Sierra, E., & Trent, R. (1958). Three basic themes in Mexican and Puerto Rican family values. Journal of Social Psychology, 48, 167–181. CrossRef
Fuligni, A., Tseng, V., & Lam, M. (1999). Attitudes toward family obligations among American adolescents with Asian, Latin American, and European backgrounds. Child Development, 70(4), 1030–1044. CrossRef
Gonzales, N. A., Deardorff, J., Formoso, D., Barr, A., & Barrera, M. (2006). Family mediators of the relation between acculturation and adolescent mental health. Family Relations, 55(3), 318–330. CrossRef
Granic, I., Dishion, T. J., & Hollenstein, T. (2003). The family ecology of adolescence: A dynamic systems perspective on normative development. In G. R. Adams & M. D. Berzonsky (Eds.), Blackwell handbook of adolescence (pp. 60–91).
Hammen, C., & Rudholph, K. D. (2003). Childhood mood disorders. In E. J. Mash & R. A. Barkley (Eds.), Child psychopathology (2nd ed., pp. 233–278). New York, NY: Guilford.
Holtzman, W. H., Diaz-Guerrero, R., & Swartz, J. D. (1975). Personality development in two cultures: A cross-cultural longitudinal study of school children in Mexico and the United States. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press.
Kranau, E. J., Green, V., & Valencia-Weber, G. (1982). Acculturation and the Hispanic woman: Attitudes toward women, sex-role attribution, sex-role behavior, and demographics. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 4(1), 21–40. CrossRef
Lorenzo-Blanco, E. I., Unger, J. B., Ritt-Olson, A., Soto, D., & Baezconde-Garbanati, L. (2011). Acculturation, gender, depression, and cigarette smoking among us Hispanic youth: The mediating role of perceived discrimination. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 40(11), 1519–1533. PubMedCrossRefPubMedCentral
Lugo Steidel, A., & Contreras, J. (2003). A new familism scale for use with Latino populations. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 25, 312–330. CrossRef
Polo. (2002). Mexican American youth: An examination of the role of cultural, social, and family correlates of their mental health. Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B. Sciences and Engineering, 63(5-B), 2599.
Preacher, K. J., Curran, P. J., & Bauer, D. J. (2006). Computational tools for probing interactions in multiple linear regression, multilevel modeling, and latent curve analysis. Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 31(4), 437–448. CrossRef
Raffaelli, M., & Ontai, L. L. (2004). Gender socialization in Latino/a families: Results from two retrospective studies. Sex Roles, 50, 287–299. CrossRef
Szapocznik, J., & Kurtines, W. M. (1993). Family psychology and cultural diversity: Opportunities for theory, research, and application. American Psychologist, 48, 400–407. CrossRef
Telzer, E. H. (2010). Exploring the acculturation gap-distress model: An integrative review of research. Human Development, 53, 313–340. CrossRef
Wagstaff, A. E., & Polo, A. J. (2012). Ethnicity and adolescent depression: Prevalence, access to services, and promising interventions. The Prevention Researcher, 19, 8–10.
Weisz, J. R. (1989). Culture and the development of child psychopathology: Lessons from Thailand. In D. Ciccetti (Ed.), The emergence of a discipline: Rochester symposium on developmental psychopathology (Vol. 1, pp. 89–117). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.
- Parent–Child Cultural Value Gaps and Depressive Symptoms Among Mexican American Youth
Gabriela Livas Stein
Antonio J. Polo
- Springer US