Objectives: Recognizing that immigrant parents socialize their children in specific ways, the current study examines Mexican-origin families' parental socialization profiles using both parental cultural socialization and general parenting dimensions. We seek to understand how these dimensions interact to form culturally grounded parental socialization profiles in a sample of Mexican-origin parents and adolescents. Method: There were 604 adolescents, 595 mothers, and 293 fathers within Mexican-origin families self-reporting on 2 cultural socialization dimensions (respeto, independence) and 4 general parenting dimensions (warmth, hostility, monitoring, reasoning). Adolescent outcomes were assessed 1 year later. Results: Latent profile analysis revealed eight parental socialization profiles representing distinct combinations of cultural socialization and parenting dimensions. Relative to other profiles, the Integrative-Authoritative profile (high on socialization toward respeto and independence; high on warmth, monitoring, and reasoning; and relatively low on hostility) was the most common parenting pattern and was also associated with more optimal adolescent outcomes. Conclusion: Examining cultural socialization alongside general parenting dimensions can better capture parental socialization strategies among Mexican-origin parents. The various parental socialization profiles that characterize Mexican-origin parents have important implications for adolescent outcomes.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology|
|State||Published - Jul 2019|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
National Science Foundation, Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (Grants 1651128 and 0956123)
© 2018 American Psychological Association.
- Adolescent adjustment
- Cultural socialization
- Mexican-origin parents
- Parenting practices
- Parenting profiles
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Psychology
- Sociology and Political Science