A latent profile analysis investigating factors impacting Latino adolescents' attendance in treatment

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In this study, we examined data from 200 families to investigate whether family functioning and adolescent psychiatric symptomatology were associated with differential attendance in a family-based or individually focused intervention for Latino adolescents. Latent profile analysis was used to identify families, and regression models were used to examine whether profiles exhibited differential attendance. Overall, three latent profiles were observed. The first described families where parents and adolescents reported discrepancies on psychiatric symptoms and family conflict. The second profile described families with elevated adolescent psychiatric symptoms but no family conflict. The third profile described families with low family cohesion and high levels of adolescent psychiatric symptoms. For this third profile, attendance in family-based treatment was significantly higher than in individual treatment. Results indicate that a family-based intervention may be better able to address issues of poor family cohesion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)871-894
Number of pages24
JournalCounseling Psychologist
Volume44
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2016

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Keywords

  • adolescents
  • family functioning
  • Latino
  • psychiatric symptomatology

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  • Applied Psychology

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