Growing up too soon? Parentification among immigrant and native adolescents in Germany.

@article{Titzmann2012GrowingUT,
  title={Growing up too soon? Parentification among immigrant and native adolescents in Germany.},
  author={Peter F. Titzmann},
  journal={Journal of youth and adolescence},
  year={2012},
  volume={41 7},
  pages={880-93}
}
Parentification (adolescents' adoption of adult family roles by providing instrumental or emotional support for their parents) is assumed to be higher in immigrant than native families. An often discussed reason for parentification is the adolescent-parent acculturation gap in immigrant families whereby immigrant adolescents acculturate faster and outperform their parents socio-culturally. The aim of this multi-informant, multi-group study was to investigate levels, predictors, and psychosocial… CONTINUE READING