Familism and the Hispanic Health Advantage: The Role of Immigrant Status

@article{Diaz2019FamilismAT,
  title={Familism and the Hispanic Health Advantage: The Role of Immigrant Status},
  author={Christina J. Diaz and Michael D. Ni{\~n}o},
  journal={Journal of Health and Social Behavior},
  year={2019},
  volume={60},
  pages={274 - 290}
}
It is well known that Hispanic immigrants exhibit better physical and mental health than their U.S.-born counterparts. Scholars theorize that stronger orientations toward the family, also known as familism, could contribute to this immigrant advantage. Yet, little work directly tests whether familial attitudes may be responsible for the favorable health of foreign-born Hispanics. We investigate this possibility using biomarkers, anthropometrics, and mental health assessments from the Hispanic… Expand
HIV Testing Among Latino Emerging Adults: Examining Associations with Familism Support, Nativity, and Gender
TLDR
Familism support plays a role in HIV testing behaviors, and thus should be considered when developing programs to increase HIV testing among Latinos. Expand
Parenthood and Well-Being: A Decade in Review.
TLDR
The analysis shows that rising economic insecurities and inequalities and a diffusion of intensive parenting ideology were major social contexts of parenting in the 2010s, and scholarship linking parenting contexts and parental well-being illuminated how stressors related to providing and caring for children could unjustly burden some parents. Expand
Poverty, Material Hardship, and Telomere Length Among Latina/o Children
TLDR
Results indicate that the risk of premature cellular aging depends on the measure of economic disadvantage under investigation, and provides minimal evidence economic disadvantage-telomere length patterns varied by parents’ nativity. Expand
Hispanic health disparities and housing: Comparing measured and self-reported health metrics among housed and homeless Latin individuals
TLDR
This work compares health outcomes between homeless and non-homeless populations and examines the Hispanic Health Paradox, which finds housing status is significantly associated with health care access among Hispanics. Expand

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 141 REFERENCES
The impact of familism on physical and mental health among Hispanics in the United States
TLDR
This review will provide a summary of the literature exploring familism within the structure of the Hispanic family and its potential impact on health by noting some of the clinical and ethical implications of this research, and offering suggestions for future work in this area. Expand
An Examination of the Relationship Between Family and U.S. Latinos' Physical Health
Latinos, especially immigrant Latinos, have lower mortality rates and some better health outcomes than U.S.-born Latinos and whites, a situation called the Latino Paradox. One explanation for theExpand
Ethnicity and nativity status as determinants of perceived social support: testing the concept of familism.
TLDR
Evidence is provided for the notion that Latinos in the USA, specifically foreign-born Mexicans, may rely on family ties for support more than do non-Latino whites and for the higher familial social support found among Latino immigrants, due to retention of culture. Expand
A Systematic Review of the Relationship between Familism and Mental Health Outcomes in Latino Population
TLDR
The meta-analysis showed small effect sizes in the relationship between familism and depression, suicide and internalizing behaviors, and no significant effects for substance abuse and externalizing behaviors. Expand
Hispanic Familism and Acculturation: What Changes and What Doesn't?
This investigation studied the effects of acculturation on attitudinal familism in 452 Hispanics compared to 227 white nonHispanics. Despite differences in the national origin of Hispanics, Mexican-,Expand
Socioeconomic, cultural, and personal influences on health outcomes in low income Mexican-origin individuals in Texas.
TLDR
A complicated interaction between nativity, acculturation, and economic factors in determining social and personal strengths and their influences on health is suggested. Expand
A different look at the epidemiological paradox: self-rated health, perceived social cohesion, and neighborhood immigrant context.
TLDR
The main effect of immigrant concentration was not significant, but it interacted with nativity status to predict health: U.S.-born Latinos benefited more from neighborhood immigrant concentration than foreign-born Latinos and perceived cohesion predicted health but immigrant concentration did not moderate the effect. Expand
The Protective Role of Familism in the Lives of Latino Adolescents
Familism, a Latino value that promotes loyalty, cohesiveness, and obedience within the family, predicts improved outcomes for Latino adolescents. However, few studies have tested whether familismExpand
Immigration and Mental Health: Mexican Americans in the United States
TLDR
Results of these studies show that Mexico‐born immigrants, despite significant socioeconomic disadvantages, have better mental health profiles than do U.S.‐born Mexican Americans, and these results are inconsistent with traditional tenets on the relationship among immigration, acculturation, and psychopathology. Expand
Acculturation and overweight-related behaviors among Hispanic immigrants to the US: the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health.
TLDR
Generation differences in structural, acculturation, and proximate overweight determinants are found between foreign- and US-born Hispanic adolescent immigrants, likely to underlie the striking increase in overweight prevalence between first and subsequent generation of US residence. Expand
...
1
2
3
4
5
...