Key Takeaway:
Using data from the Adolescent Latino Acculturation Study, this article discusses factors contributing to the social, behavioral, and emotional adjustment of young immigrants to life in the U.S.

Using data from the Adolescent Latino Acculturation Study, this article discusses factors contributing to the social, behavioral and emotional adjustment of young immigrants to life in the U.S.  We look at the effects of time on parent adjustment, family stress, parenting practices, and youth behavioral and socioemotional outcomes among Latino immigrant families who have lived in the U.S. from 1 to 12 years. Time of residency, parental adjustment, and parenting practices all show unique and unmediated effects on youth outcomes, and areas of vulnerability for families in states with increasing numbers of immigrants that often have insufficient supports for the integration of new immigrant families.

Citation

Martinez, C. R., Jr., McClure, H. H., Eddy, J. M., & Wilson, M. D. (2011). Time in U.S. residency and the social, behavioral, and emotional adjustment of Latino immigrant families. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 33(3), 323-349.