Acculturation Profiles and Associations With Parenting Among Immigrant Latinos

Lela Williams, Cecilia Ayón, Flavio Marsiglia, Elizabeth Kiehne, Stephanie Ayers

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Acculturation and accompanying acculturative stress affects the parenting practices of Latino immigrants. We (a) examine acculturation profiles based on heritage culture orientation, mainstream culture orientation, familismo, and acculturative stress; (b) describe how social support informs Latinos’ acculturation profiles; and (c) test how these acculturation profiles are associated with parenting behaviors (including parental involvement, monitoring, agency, and discipline self-efficacy) and family conflict. A three-step latent profile analysis revealed five profiles of acculturation: Cultural Individualism (n = 168, 15%), Cultural Engagement (n = 810, 71.3%), Cultural Assimilation (n = 47, 4.3%), Cultural Disengagement (n = 23, 2.1%), and Cultural Stress (n = 77, 7.3%). Social support predicted the Cultural Engagement profile, which was associated with positive parenting behaviors and family functioning. The Cultural Stress profile was associated with detrimental parenting behaviors and family conflict. Recommendations include family interventions that effectively support and strengthen culturally competent coping strategies in response to acculturative stress as a means to promote positive parenting practices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)452-469
Number of pages18
JournalHispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences
Volume39
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2017

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disengagement
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self-efficacy
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Keywords

  • acculturation
  • Hispanic Americans
  • immigration/migrant families
  • parenting styles
  • social support

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  • Social Psychology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Linguistics and Language

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Acculturation Profiles and Associations With Parenting Among Immigrant Latinos. / Williams, Lela; Ayón, Cecilia; Marsiglia, Flavio; Kiehne, Elizabeth; Ayers, Stephanie.

In: Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, Vol. 39, No. 4, 01.11.2017, p. 452-469.

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Williams, Lela ; Ayón, Cecilia ; Marsiglia, Flavio ; Kiehne, Elizabeth ; Ayers, Stephanie. / Acculturation Profiles and Associations With Parenting Among Immigrant Latinos. In: Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences. 2017 ; Vol. 39, No. 4. pp. 452-469.
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