Risk and Protective Factors for Depression in Mexican American Youth: The impact of Generational Status, Family, and Parental Influences

Citation

Rivera, Maria S. P. (2014). Risk and Protective Factors for Depression in Mexican American Youth: The impact of Generational Status, Family, and Parental Influences. Social Work in Mental Health. vol. 13 (3) pp. 252-271

Abstract

Generational differences in risk and protective factors for depression among Mexican- American adolescents are identified. An analysis using the Add Health data indicates that family support reduces the risk of depression for youth in this population. Findings indicate that second and third generation youth are at highest risk of depression compared to less acculturated youth. Depression rates are highest among second generation females. Family support aspects reduced the risk of depression for females but did not mediate this risk for second-generation youth. The article examines the implications for cultural understanding of family and parental influences on Mexican American adolescent mental health.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15332985.2014.896848

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Social Work in Mental Health

Author(s)

Rivera, Maria S. P.

Year Published

2014

Volume Number

13

Issue Number

3

Pages

252-271

ISSN/ISBN

1533-2985

DOI

10.1080/15332985.2014.896848

Reference ID

7694