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Parental factors associated with mexican american adolescent alcohol use.

Mogro-Wilson C - J Addict (2013)

Bottom Line: Results indicated that parental warmth is a strong factor in predicting adolescent alcohol use among Mexican adolescents.The parent-youth relationship played an important role in lowering alcohol use for Mexican American youth.Acculturation has an impact on the level of warmth, control, and the parent-youth relationship for Mexican American families.

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Affiliation: School of Social Work, University of Connecticut, 1798 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117-2698, USA.

ABSTRACT
The purpose of this study is to further the understanding of how parenting and the relationship between the parent and the youth influence adolescent alcohol use in Mexican American families, with particular attention to acculturation. Results indicated that parental warmth is a strong factor in predicting adolescent alcohol use among Mexican adolescents. The parent-youth relationship played an important role in lowering alcohol use for Mexican American youth. Acculturation has an impact on the level of warmth, control, and the parent-youth relationship for Mexican American families. Findings indicate that there are unique family mechanisms for Mexican American families that should be considered when developing prevention and treatment options.

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SEM model for explaining the relationship between parenting style, acculturation, and alcohol use in Mexican American adolescents.
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fig1: SEM model for explaining the relationship between parenting style, acculturation, and alcohol use in Mexican American adolescents.

Mentions: A variety of indices of model fit were evaluated resulting in good model fit. The Bollen-Stine bootstrapped chi-square test yielded a value of 88.665, with degrees of freedom of 36, and a P value of 0.001. The Root Mean Square Error of Approximation (RMSEA) was 0.039, which was less than 0.08 indicating good model fit. The P value for the test of close fit was 0.958, which was nonsignificant indicating good model fit [43]. The test of close fit provides a one-sided test of the hypothesis that the RMSEA equals .05, and this is what is called a close-fitting model. The Comparative Fit Index was 0.986 which was higher than 0.95, indicating again good model fit [44]. The Tucker-Lewis Index (TLI) was 0.97, indicating a very good fit. The indices uniformly point towards good model fit. Inspection of the residuals and modification indices revealed no significant points of ill fit in the model. Figure 1 presents the parameter estimates incorporating sampling weights. The residuals are in standardized form and are reflective of unexplained variance in the endogenous variables.


Parental factors associated with mexican american adolescent alcohol use.

Mogro-Wilson C - J Addict (2013)

SEM model for explaining the relationship between parenting style, acculturation, and alcohol use in Mexican American adolescents.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4008520&req=5

fig1: SEM model for explaining the relationship between parenting style, acculturation, and alcohol use in Mexican American adolescents.
Mentions: A variety of indices of model fit were evaluated resulting in good model fit. The Bollen-Stine bootstrapped chi-square test yielded a value of 88.665, with degrees of freedom of 36, and a P value of 0.001. The Root Mean Square Error of Approximation (RMSEA) was 0.039, which was less than 0.08 indicating good model fit. The P value for the test of close fit was 0.958, which was nonsignificant indicating good model fit [43]. The test of close fit provides a one-sided test of the hypothesis that the RMSEA equals .05, and this is what is called a close-fitting model. The Comparative Fit Index was 0.986 which was higher than 0.95, indicating again good model fit [44]. The Tucker-Lewis Index (TLI) was 0.97, indicating a very good fit. The indices uniformly point towards good model fit. Inspection of the residuals and modification indices revealed no significant points of ill fit in the model. Figure 1 presents the parameter estimates incorporating sampling weights. The residuals are in standardized form and are reflective of unexplained variance in the endogenous variables.

Bottom Line: Results indicated that parental warmth is a strong factor in predicting adolescent alcohol use among Mexican adolescents.The parent-youth relationship played an important role in lowering alcohol use for Mexican American youth.Acculturation has an impact on the level of warmth, control, and the parent-youth relationship for Mexican American families.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: School of Social Work, University of Connecticut, 1798 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117-2698, USA.

ABSTRACT
The purpose of this study is to further the understanding of how parenting and the relationship between the parent and the youth influence adolescent alcohol use in Mexican American families, with particular attention to acculturation. Results indicated that parental warmth is a strong factor in predicting adolescent alcohol use among Mexican adolescents. The parent-youth relationship played an important role in lowering alcohol use for Mexican American youth. Acculturation has an impact on the level of warmth, control, and the parent-youth relationship for Mexican American families. Findings indicate that there are unique family mechanisms for Mexican American families that should be considered when developing prevention and treatment options.

No MeSH data available.