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ERIC Number: EJ855274
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0009-398X
Acculturation and Aggression in Latino Adolescents: Modeling Longitudinal Trajectories from the Latino Acculturation and Health Project
Smokowski, Paul Richard; Rose, Roderick A.; Bacallao, Martica
Child Psychiatry and Human Development, v40 n4 p589-608 Dec 2009
This study examines how multiple indicators of adolescent and parent acculturation relate to longitudinal trajectories of Latino adolescent aggression. The hierarchical linear modeling analysis is based on a final sample of 256 adolescents paired with one parent. Of the adolescents, 66% were born outside of the United States and the remaining 34% were US-born. Families lived in two sites: 38% lived in North Carolina and 62% lived in Arizona. The overall trajectory of Latino adolescent aggression displays a statistically significant negative trend best characterized by a quadratic curve. We delineate significant risk factors related to aggression levels, and show that gender, age, parent-reported acculturation conflicts, and adolescent-reported parent-adolescent conflicts are associated with higher levels of adolescent aggression. We discuss the study limitations, implications of the findings, and fertile ground for future research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Arizona; North Carolina