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The Familial Socialization of Culturally Related Values in Mexican American Families
Article first published online: 28 SEP 2011
Copyright © National Council on Family Relations, 2011
Journal of Marriage and Family
Volume 73, Issue 5, pages 913–925, October 2011
How to Cite
Knight, G. P., Berkel, C., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Gonzales, N. A., Ettekal, I., Jaconis, M. and Boyd, B. M. (2011), The Familial Socialization of Culturally Related Values in Mexican American Families. Journal of Marriage and Family, 73: 913–925. doi: 10.1111/j.1741-3737.2011.00856.x
School of Social and Family Dynamics, Arizona State University, 951 S. Cady Mall, Tempe, AZ, 85287-3701.
- Issue published online: 28 SEP 2011
- Article first published online: 28 SEP 2011
- cultural values;
- ethnic identity;
- ethnic socialization;
- Mexican American families
Research has documented a relation between parents' ethnic socialization and youth's ethnic identity, yet there has been little research examining the transmission of cultural values from parents to their children through ethnic socialization and ethnic identity. This study examines a prospective model in which mothers' and fathers' Mexican American values and ethnic socialization efforts are linked to their children's ethnic identity and Mexican American values in a sample of 750 families (including 467 two-parent families) from an ongoing longitudinal study of Mexican American families (Roosa, et al., 2008). Findings indicate that the socialization of Mexican American values was primarily a function of mothers' Mexican American values and ethnic socialization and that mothers' Mexican American values were longitudinally related to children's Mexican American values. Finally, these associations were consistent across gender and nativity groups.