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ERIC Number: EJ760676
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0739-9863
Derecho u Obligacion?: Parents' and Youths' Understanding of Parental Legitimacy in a Mexican Origin Familial Context
Alvarez, Leticia
Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, v29 n2 p192-208 2007
This study draws from a social domain framework to explore judgments of parental authority in a Mexican origin familial context. The sample included 277 ninth-grade youth (M = 14.53 years, SD = 0.61) and one of each of their parents. The average age of mothers was 39.88 years (SD = 5.85), and for fathers it was 41.65 years (SD = 5.51). As expected, parents were less acculturated and adhered to "familismo" and "machismo." Results also showed that youth and parents agreed that parents have the right and obligation to authority in the personal domain more than in the conventional. The present findings are discussed in terms of rights and obligations of perceived authority and cultural orientations for parents and youth. (Contains 1 figure, 2 tables and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 9
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States