Generational differences in resistance to peer pressure among mexican-origin adolescents

Adriana J. Umaña-Taylor, Mayra Y. Bámaca-Gómez

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Abstract

This study examined whether Mexican-origin adolescents (N = 1,062) who varied by generational status in the United States would differ with regard to their resistance to peer pressure. After controlling for sex, results indicated that resistance to peer pressure varied significantly by generational status. Adolescents who reported no familial births in the United States were significantly more resistant to peer pressure than those who reported one or more familial births in the United States. No significant differences in resistance to peer pressure emerged among adolescents who reported one familial birth in the United States and those who reported two or more familial births in the United States.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)183-203
Number of pages21
JournalYouth and Society
Volume35
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003

Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • Generational status
  • Mexican origin
  • Peer pressure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Social Sciences(all)

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