Effects of Familism and Family Cohesion on Problem Behaviors among Adolescents in Mexican Immigrant Families in the Southwest U.S.

@article{Marsiglia2009EffectsOF,
  title={Effects of Familism and Family Cohesion on Problem Behaviors among Adolescents in Mexican Immigrant Families in the Southwest U.S.},
  author={Flavio Francisco Marsiglia and Monica Berm{\'u}dez Parsai and Stephen Kulis},
  journal={Journal of ethnic & cultural diversity in social work},
  year={2009},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={203-220}
}
This study used baseline data from the Southwest sample of the Latino Acculturation and Health project to examine whether familism and cohesion are related to problem behaviors in a sample of Mexican and Mexican American adolescents in the Southwest U.S. This study is important to practitioners, and prevention and intervention researchers because it examines buffers to problem behaviors among an increasingly at-risk population. The results confirm that familism is a powerful protective factor… CONTINUE READING