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ERIC Number: EJ895806
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: ISSN-0090-4392
Latino Family Mental Health: Exploring the Role of Discrimination and Familismo
Ayon, Cecilia; Marsiglia, Flavio F.; Bermudez-Parsai, Monica
Journal of Community Psychology, v38 n6 p742-756 Aug 2010
The purpose of this study was to examine the role of discrimination and "familismo" on internalizing mental health symptoms among two generations of Latinos, youth and their parents, residing in the Southwest region of the United States. Data from the Latino Acculturation and Health Project was used to determine the direct and moderation effects of discrimination and "familismo" on internalizing mental health symptoms. The sample included 150 Latino youth-parent dyads who were immigrants or U.S. born. Descriptive results indicate that youth had significantly higher scores on the familismo scale whereas parents reported higher levels of perceived discrimination. Regression analyses results revealed direct effects of familismo and perceived discrimination on internalizing mental health symptoms. Implications for practice are discussed. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale