Mothers' Characteristics as Predictors of Adolescents' Ethnic-Racial Identity: An Examination of Mexican-Origin Teen Mothers

Chelsea L. Derlan, Adriana J. Umaña-Taylor, Kimberly Updegraff, Laudan B. Jahromi

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Objective: The current longitudinal study examined Mexican-origin mothers' cultural characteristics and ethnic socialization efforts as predictors of their adolescent daughters' ethnic-racial identity (ERI) exploration, resolution, and affirmation. Method: Participants were 193 Mexican-origin adolescent mothers (M age = 16.78 years; SD = .98) and their mothers (M age = 41.24 years; SD = 7.11). Results: Findings indicated that mothers' familism values and ERI exploration were positively associated with mother-reported ethnic socialization efforts 1 year later. Furthermore, mothers' ERI affirmation was a significant positive predictor of adolescents' ERI affirmation 2 years later, accounting for adolescents' ERI affirmation 1 year earlier. Conclusions: Discussion emphasizes the significance of ERI development among adolescent mothers who are negotiating the normative development of ERI and faced with their new role as parents and cultural socializers of their young children. (PsycINFO Database Record

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalCultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology
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Keywords

  • Adolescent mothers
  • Enculturation
  • Ethnic/racial identity
  • Ethnic/racial socialization
  • Mexican/Mexican-origin/Latino

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  • Sociology and Political Science

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Mothers' Characteristics as Predictors of Adolescents' Ethnic-Racial Identity : An Examination of Mexican-Origin Teen Mothers. / Derlan, Chelsea L.; Umaña-Taylor, Adriana J.; Updegraff, Kimberly; Jahromi, Laudan B.

In: Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 19.10.2015.

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