ERIC Number: EJ852289
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
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Familism as a Predictor of Parent-Adolescent Relationships and Developmental Outcomes for Adolescents in Armenian American Immigrant Families
Ghazarian, Sharon R.; Supple, Andrew J.; Plunkett, Scott W.
Journal of Child and Family Studies, v17 n4 p599-613 Aug 2008
We investigated associations between familism, parent-adolescent relationships, and developmental outcomes for a sample of 97 Armenian adolescents in immigrant families. Our results suggested that adolescents emphasizing family needs over their own were more likely to report conformity to parents' wishes, respect for parental authority, and disclosure to parents about activities. Familism was also related to self-esteem in a positive manner, and a negative association was found between familism and self-derogation. Additionally, our results suggested that familism may have indirect associations with self-derogation via more collectivistic parent-adolescent relations. An unexpected finding emerged as conformity to parental expectations was positively associated with self-derogation. This finding undermines the argument that familism benefits adolescents and may point to potential feelings of ambivalence for adolescents from immigrant families trying to balance cultural values of parents with those of mainstream American society.
Descriptors: Adolescents, Parents, Values, Immigrants, Predictor Variables, Parent Child Relationship, Adolescent Development, Cultural Influences, Family Relationship, Self Esteem, Correlation, Self Concept, Expectation, Family Influence
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