Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Acculturative tension between parents and adolescents in Latino households: A retrospective study of young adult Latinos
by Leon, Nancy, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2009, 57; 1466115
Abstract (Summary)

This retrospective study explored young adult Latinos' perceptions of acculturative tension between themselves and their parents and how that tension, if any, affected their lives. The sample included 30 members of La Raza Student Association at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). The researcher developed the self-administered questionnaire utilized to explore the participants' recollections of acculturative tension between themselves and their parents and the effects that such tension had in their lives.

No significant correlations were found in the study in comparing participant characteristics by perceived acculturation tension. Most of the participants appeared not to be affected by acculturative stress since most of them (60%) reported feeling lucky to be able to function in 2 different cultures. More than half believed that their family background did not negatively affect their success.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Lopez, Rebecca A.
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 47/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social psychology, Developmental psychology, Individual & family studies, Hispanic American studies
Publication Number: 1466115
ISBN: 978-1-109-16399-5
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