Family conflict among Chinese- and Mexican-origin adolescents and their parents in the U.S. An introduction

Linda P. Juang, Adriana J. Umaña-Taylor

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This volume explores how cultural and family contexts inform parent-adolescent conflict and adjustment among Chinese- and Mexican-origin families in the United States. Collectively, the chapters examine outcomes associated with family conflict and provide an in-depth analysis of how and for whom conflict is related to adjustment. Findings, for example, illustrate how cultural factors (e.g., acculturation) modify the links between conflict and adjustment. Furthermore, the collection allows for a simultaneous examination of normative, everyday parent-adolescent conflict and conflict that is specific to the process of cultural adaptation, and furthers our understanding of how both developmental and cultural sources of conflict are linked to adjustment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalNew Directions for Child and Adolescent Development
Issue number135
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Social Psychology

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