Acculturation, internalizing mental health symptoms, and self-esteem: cultural experiences of Latino adolescents in North Carolina.

@article{Smokowski2007AcculturationIM,
  title={Acculturation, internalizing mental health symptoms, and self-esteem: cultural experiences of Latino adolescents in North Carolina.},
  author={Paul Richard Smokowski and Martica L. Bacallao},
  journal={Child psychiatry and human development},
  year={2007},
  volume={37 3},
  pages={273-92}
}
This investigation examined acculturation risk factors and cultural assets, internalizing behavioral problems, and self-esteem in 323 Latino adolescents living in North Carolina. Multiple regression analyses revealed two risk factors-perceived discrimination and parent-adolescent conflict-as highly significant predictors of adolescent internalizing problems and low self-esteem. Adolescents who were highly involved in Latino culture and who experienced high parent-adolescent conflict were found… CONTINUE READING

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