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ERIC Number: EJ1021206
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0743-5584
Latina Mothers' and Daughters' Expectations for Autonomy at Age 15 (La Quinceañera)
Romo, Laura F.; Mireles-Rios, Rebeca; Lopez-Tello, Gisselle
Journal of Adolescent Research, v29 n2 p271-294 Mar 2014
American children gain more autonomy as they progress through adolescence, however, autonomy-granting for Latina adolescent girls from immigrant families is a relatively unexplored question. In this study, we identified behaviors that Mexican mothers and their daughters deemed to be appropriate when they reach the age of "La Quinceañera," a cultural rite of passage at age 15. Daughters hoped for rules regarding social activities to become less strict whereas mothers intended to continue to exert control, especially in the areas of peer and social activities, household duties, and homework responsibilities. The mothers were open to granting more independence in personal areas such as physical appearance and they were also willing to allow their daughters to group date. Although the mothers and daughters expected the mothers to continue to engage in a controlling and protective parenting style, both mothers and daughters anticipated more mutual decision-making and open communication when daughters turned 15 years of age.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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