Health Risk Behaviors and Depressive Symptoms Among Hispanic Adolescents

Examining Acculturation Discrepancies and Family Functioning

Miguel Ángel Cano, Seth J Schwartz, Linda G. Castillo, Jennifer B. Unger, Shi Huang, Byron L. Zamboanga, Andrea J. Romero, Elma I. Lorenzo-Blanco, David Córdova, Sabrina E. Des Rosiers, Karina M. Lizzi, Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, Daniel W. Soto, Juan Andres Villamar, Monica Pattarroyo, Jose Szapocznik

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Abstract

Drawing from a theory of bicultural family functioning 2 models were tested to examine the longitudinal effects of acculturation-related variables on adolescent health risk behaviors and depressive symptoms (HRB/DS) mediated by caregiver and adolescent reports of family functioning. One model examined the effects of caregiver-adolescent acculturation discrepancies in relation to family functioning and HRB/DS. A second model examined the individual effects of caregiver and adolescent acculturation components in relation to family functioning and HRB/DS. A sample of 302 recently immigrated Hispanic caregiver-child dyads completed measures of Hispanic and U.S. cultural practices, values, and identities at baseline (predictors); measures of family cohesion, family communications, and family involvement 6 months postbaseline (mediators); and only adolescents completed measures of smoking, binge drinking, inconsistent condom use, and depressive symptoms 1 year postbaseline (outcomes). Measures of family cohesion, family communications, and family involvement were used to conduct a confirmatory factor analysis to estimate the fit of a latent construct for family functioning. Key findings indicate that (a) adolescent acculturation components drove the effect of caregiver-adolescent acculturation discrepancies in relation to family functioning; (b) higher levels of adolescent family functioning were associated with less HRB/DS, whereas higher levels of caregiver family functioning were associated with more adolescent HRB/DS;

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Family Psychology
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StateAccepted/In press - Aug 24 2015

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Acculturation
Risk-Taking
Hispanic Americans
Depression
Health
Caregivers
Family Health
Communication
Binge Drinking
Condoms
Statistical Factor Analysis
Smoking

Keywords

  • Acculturation
  • Depressive symptoms
  • Family functioning
  • Sexual behavior
  • Substance use

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  • Psychology(all)

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Health Risk Behaviors and Depressive Symptoms Among Hispanic Adolescents : Examining Acculturation Discrepancies and Family Functioning. / Cano, Miguel Ángel; Schwartz, Seth J; Castillo, Linda G.; Unger, Jennifer B.; Huang, Shi; Zamboanga, Byron L.; Romero, Andrea J.; Lorenzo-Blanco, Elma I.; Córdova, David; Des Rosiers, Sabrina E.; Lizzi, Karina M.; Baezconde-Garbanati, Lourdes; Soto, Daniel W.; Villamar, Juan Andres; Pattarroyo, Monica; Szapocznik, Jose.

In: Journal of Family Psychology, 24.08.2015.

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Cano, MÁ, Schwartz, SJ, Castillo, LG, Unger, JB, Huang, S, Zamboanga, BL, Romero, AJ, Lorenzo-Blanco, EI, Córdova, D, Des Rosiers, SE, Lizzi, KM, Baezconde-Garbanati, L, Soto, DW, Villamar, JA, Pattarroyo, M & Szapocznik, J 2015, 'Health Risk Behaviors and Depressive Symptoms Among Hispanic Adolescents: Examining Acculturation Discrepancies and Family Functioning', Journal of Family Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1037/fam0000142
Cano, Miguel Ángel ; Schwartz, Seth J ; Castillo, Linda G. ; Unger, Jennifer B. ; Huang, Shi ; Zamboanga, Byron L. ; Romero, Andrea J. ; Lorenzo-Blanco, Elma I. ; Córdova, David ; Des Rosiers, Sabrina E. ; Lizzi, Karina M. ; Baezconde-Garbanati, Lourdes ; Soto, Daniel W. ; Villamar, Juan Andres ; Pattarroyo, Monica ; Szapocznik, Jose. / Health Risk Behaviors and Depressive Symptoms Among Hispanic Adolescents : Examining Acculturation Discrepancies and Family Functioning. In: Journal of Family Psychology. 2015.
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