Testing a model of resistance to peer pressure among mexican-origin adolescents

Mayra Y. Bámaca, Adriana J. Umaña-Taylor

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Abstract

This study examined the factors associated with resistance to peer pressure toward antisocial behaviors among a sample of Mexican-origin adolescents (n=564) living in a large Southwestern city in the U.S. A model examining the influence of generational status, emotional autonomy from parents, and self-esteem on resistance to peer pressure was tested independently for boys and girls. Gender differences emerged in the factors that influenced resistance to peer pressure. Results indicated that resistance to peer pressure was influenced by generational status and emotional autonomy from parents for both boys and girls. However, self-esteem was found to influence resistance to peer pressure only for boys.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)631-645
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Youth and Adolescence
Volume35
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2006

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Keywords

  • Adolescence
  • Generational status
  • Latinos
  • Peer pressure

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  • Psychology(all)
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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Testing a model of resistance to peer pressure among mexican-origin adolescents. / Bámaca, Mayra Y.; Umaña-Taylor, Adriana J.

In: Journal of Youth and Adolescence, Vol. 35, No. 4, 08.2006, p. 631-645.

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Bámaca, Mayra Y. ; Umaña-Taylor, Adriana J. / Testing a model of resistance to peer pressure among mexican-origin adolescents. In: Journal of Youth and Adolescence. 2006 ; Vol. 35, No. 4. pp. 631-645.
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