ERIC Number: EJ1156644
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Latino Immigrant Parents' Financial Stress, Depression, and Academic Involvement Predicting Child Academic Success
Gilbert, Lauren R.; Spears Brown, Christia; Mistry, Rashmita S.
Psychology in the Schools, v54 n9 p1202-1215 Nov 2017
The current study examines Mexican-heritage immigrant parents' financial stress, English language fluency, and depressive symptoms as risk factors for parental academic involvement and child academic outcomes. Participants were 68 Latino immigrant (from Mexico) third and fourth graders and their parents. Results from a structural equation model analysis indicated that Latino parents who reported greater financial stress also reported higher levels of depressive symptoms; this, in turn, was related to lower parent-reported levels of engagement in the monitoring and transmission of implicit and explicit valuing of academics. Parental monitoring of academics was positively associated with children's success in mathematics and transmission of implicit and explicit valuing of academics was positively associated with children's success in language arts. The current study extends support for the Family Economic Stress Model by demonstrating connections between parental stress, emotional well-being, and child academic outcomes, through parental involvement in children's academics in a Latino-heritage sample.
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Immigrants, Stress Variables, Well Being, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Participation, Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education, Correlation, Language Arts, Financial Needs, Mathematics Achievement, Mental Health, Depression (Psychology), Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Parent Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Fluency, Risk
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