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ERIC Number: EJ903261
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0165-0254
Daily Family Interactions among Young Adults in the United States from Latin American, Filipino, East Asian, and European Backgrounds
Fuligni, Andrew; Masten, Carrie L.
International Journal of Behavioral Development, v34 n6 p491-499 Nov 2010
In contrast to the abundant research on family relationships during adolescence, the nature of family interactions during young adulthood remains comparatively unexamined. The current study explored ethnic differences in young adults' interactions with parents and siblings, the role of other activities in young adults' family interactions, and the association of family interactions with young adults' psychological distress and well-being. A total of 220 young adults (M[subscript age] = 25.5 years) from Latin American, East Asian, Filipino, and European backgrounds in the United States reported their family interactions, daily activities, and psychological distress and well-being using daily diaries for 14 days. As expected, time spent in work, school, and other relationships was found to conflict with time spent being with, and helping, family members. Leisure time and conflict with parents and siblings had significance for psychological distress and well-being. Other findings suggested a potentially higher level of family importance and connectedness among young adults from Filipino backgrounds as compared to their peers. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California