Mothers, fathers, peers, and mexican-origin adolescents' sexual intentions

Sarah E. Killoren, Kimberly Updegraff, F. Scott Christopher, Adriana J. Umaña-Taylor

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Abstract

Drawing on a symbolic-interaction perspective and a compensation model, the processes linking mother-and father-adolescent relationship qualities, deviant peer affiliations, and adolescents' sexual intentions were investigated for 246 Mexican-origin youths born in the United States and in Mexico using multiple-group structural equation models. Deviant peer affiliations significantly mediated the relations between paternal acceptance and sexual intentions and between disclosure to mothers and sexual intentions for U.S.-born youths but not for Mexico-born youths. Findings highlight the importance of examining variability as a function of youth nativity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)209-220
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Marriage and Family
Volume73
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2011

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Keywords

  • Adolescence
  • Adolescent peer relations
  • Culture/race/ethnicity
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Parent-adolescent relations
  • Sexuality

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Mothers, fathers, peers, and mexican-origin adolescents' sexual intentions. / Killoren, Sarah E.; Updegraff, Kimberly; Christopher, F. Scott; Umaña-Taylor, Adriana J.

In: Journal of Marriage and Family, Vol. 73, No. 1, 02.2011, p. 209-220.

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Killoren, Sarah E. ; Updegraff, Kimberly ; Christopher, F. Scott ; Umaña-Taylor, Adriana J. / Mothers, fathers, peers, and mexican-origin adolescents' sexual intentions. In: Journal of Marriage and Family. 2011 ; Vol. 73, No. 1. pp. 209-220.
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