Mayumi Anne Willgerodt, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.N., is Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Child Nursing, University of Washington School of Nursing, Seattle, WA. Elaine Adams Thompson, Ph.D., R.N., is Professor, Department of Family and Child Nursing, University of Washington School of Nursing, Seattle, WA.
The Influence of Ethnicity and Generational Status on Parent and Family Relations Among Chinese and Filipino Adolescents
Article first published online: 21 DEC 2005
Public Health Nursing
Volume 22, Issue 6, pages 460–471, November 2005
How to Cite
Willgerodt, M. A. and Thompson, E. A. (2005), The Influence of Ethnicity and Generational Status on Parent and Family Relations Among Chinese and Filipino Adolescents. Public Health Nursing, 22: 460–471. doi: 10.1111/j.0737-1209.2005.220603.x
- Issue published online: 21 DEC 2005
- Article first published online: 21 DEC 2005
- Asian Americans;
- parent–adolescent relationships
Abstract Objective: The purpose of this study was to explore the influence of ethnic and generational differences on perceptions about parent and family relationships in a nationally representative sample of Chinese and Filipino adolescents living in the United States. Design: This was a cross-sectional descriptive study, utilizing data from the National Longitudinal Study on Adolescent Health. Sample: The sample was weighted to produce a nationally representative sample, based on 216 self-identified Chinese and 387 self-identified Filipino adolescents. Results: Results indicated that generational status plays a role in predicting how adolescents perceive the parent–adolescent relationship. Conclusions: Findings provide a basis by which community health nurses can begin to understand the uniqueness of Asian subgroups, as well as generations of immigrant youth.