Exploring Culturally Based Intrafamilial Stressors among Latino Adolescents

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Exploring Culturally Based Intrafamilial Stressors among Latino Adolescents

In an exploratory qualitative study New Connections network member David Córdova, PhD, and colleagues, used a grounded theory approach to uncover the effects of acculturative differences on the parent-adolescent dyad that may affect Latino youth development. Specifically, this study expands the knowledge of parent-child cultural discrepancies among Latinos by observing how acculturation influences intrafamilial stressors when Latino youth are more acculturated than their parents in the host culture. Based on findings from 25 focus groups with Latino adolescents, ages 11 to 19, the researchers identified five categories of parent-adolescent acculturation discrepancies: (1) language brokering, (2) parent mistrust of the English language, (3) differences in cultural values, (4) overprotective parenting, and (5) gender-role inequities. Understanding these effects can aid in developing culturally specific preventive interventions, including the development of the youth version of the Hispanic Stress Inventory-Adolescent.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/fare.12095/full

 

SUMMARY

  • Parent-child acculturation discordance may contribute to behavioral and mental health issues among Latino adolescents when the host culture acculturation is higher for the child than the parents.
  • Five categories of acculturation discordance were identified that contribute to intrafamilial stressors: (1) language brokering, (2) parent mistrust of the English language, (3) differences in cultural values, (4) overprotective parenting, and (5) gender-role inequities
  • Understanding the culturally rooted behavioral and mental health effects of intrafamilial stress can aid in developing culturally specific preventive interventions.

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