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ERIC Number: EJ923910
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 77
ISSN: ISSN-0739-9863
Family Correlates of Adjustment Profiles in Mexican-Origin Female Adolescents
Bamaca-Colbert, Mayra Y.; Gayles, Jochebed G.; Lara, Rebecca
Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, v33 n2 p123-151 May 2011
This study used a person-centered approach to examine patterns of adjustment along psychological (i.e., depression, self-esteem, anxiety) and academic (i.e., academic motivation) domains in a sample (N = 338) of Mexican-origin female adolescents. Four adjustment profiles were identified. A "High Functioning" (n = 173) group, which exhibited high positive adjustment and academic functioning, an "Average Functioning" (n = 83) group, which exhibited average psychological and academic functioning, an "Academically Oriented and Stressed" ( n = 19) group, which exhibited high academic motivation, but poor psychological functioning in anxiety and negative affect, and a "Low Functioning" ( n = 25) group, which exhibited poor adjustment overall. Further, paternal and maternal parenting characteristics (i.e., autonomy granting, parent-adolescent conflict, and supportive parenting) were differentially related to Mexican-origin female adolescents' profiles, providing further evidence for the existence of the profiles. Results contribute to the current literature on Latino adolescents and highlight the importance of examining psychological and academic domains concurrently to determine how these two domains of adjustment are linked among this population. (Contains 5 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 10; Grade 7; High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Academic Motivation Scale; Inventory of Parent and Peer Attachment; Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale; Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale; State Trait Anxiety Inventory for Children