Predicting Longitudinal Changes in Familism in an Emerging Immigrant Context

Yesenia Mejia*, Laura K. Taylor, Gabriela L. Stein, Laura M. Gonzalez

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Building on the Behavioral Process Model of Familism, the current study examined the longitudinal association between public and private ethnic regard and familial support, and familism values in a sample of 141 Latinx 7th–10th graders living in a semi-rural, emerging immigrant community. Analyses revealed that changes in public and private regard were positively related to changes in familism (p<.001) over time, but there were no cross-lagged associations. Additionally, changes in familism were positively and significantly correlated with changes in family support (p<.001), and more family support at T1 was related to growth in familism at T2 (p<.001). These findings suggest that familial processes set the stage for continued growth in familism values across adolescence. These results highlight the importance of the family in fostering the growth of familism values over time for youth in emerging immigrant communities.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal Of Family Issues
Early online date11 Mar 2021
Publication statusEarly online date - 11 Mar 2021

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  • Adolescents
  • culture
  • family processes
  • immigration/migration
  • race/ethnicity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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