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ERIC Number: EJ929124
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0022-2445
Mothers, Fathers, Peers, and Mexican-Origin Adolescents' Sexual Intentions
Killoren, Sarah E.; Updegraff, Kimberly A.; Christopher, F. Scott; Umana-Taylor, Adriana J.
Journal of Marriage and Family, v73 n1 p209-220 Feb 2011
Drawing on a symbolic-interaction perspective and a compensation model, the processes linking mother- and father-adolescent relationship qualities, deviant peer affiliations, and adolescents' sexual intentions were investigated for 246 Mexican-origin youths born in the United States and in Mexico using multiple-group structural equation models. Deviant peer affiliations significantly mediated the relations between paternal acceptance and sexual intentions and between disclosure to mothers and sexual intentions for U.S.-born youths but not for Mexico-born youths. Findings highlight the importance of examining variability as a function of youth nativity. (Contains 2 figures and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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