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Disagreements between Mexican-origin mothers and their adolescent daughters : a video-observational exploratory study

Author:
Bravo, Magali
Degree Grantor:
University of California, Santa Barbara. Education
Degree Supervisor:
Laura F. Romo
Place of Publication:
[Santa Barbara, Calif.]
Publisher:
University of California, Santa Barbara
Creation Date:
2016
Issued Date:
2016
Topics:
Women's studies, Hispanic American studies, and Social psychology
Keywords:
Mother-adolescent communication
Mexican-origin
Mexican mother and adolescent conflict
Mexican mothers and adolescents
Mother-adolescent conflict
Mother-adolescent
Genres:
Dissertations, Academic and Online resources
Dissertation:
Ph.D.--University of California, Santa Barbara, 2016
Description:

Normative patterns of parent-adolescent in European American families has been established, but little is known what conflict looks like among Mexican-origin families. This study explores the topics Mexican-origin mothers and their adolescents daughter disagree about and how much assertiveness is displayed while discussing the conflict topics. A total of 130 mother-daughter pairs were included in this study. The mothers were either born in Mexico or were first generation born Mexican American between the ages of 28 and 62 years old (M = 38.8). The daughters were between the ages of 13 and 16 years of age (M = 14.3). The majority of the girls were born in the United States (77%) and the remainder were born in Mexico. The dyads were videotaped conversing with one another about things they disagreed about. The videotaped conversations were then coded and analyzed. The results indicate that the pattern of topics of conflict discussed follow similar trends found among European American families with the exception of a couple. The topic of sibling relationships was a prevalent topic discussed as an area of contention among mothers and daughters in this study. Additionally, the topic of media use was a novel topic of conflict among this group of participants.

Physical Description:
1 online resource (70 pages)
Format:
Text
Collection(s):
UCSB electronic theses and dissertations
ARK:
ark:/48907/f38c9wf2
ISBN:
9781369576436
Catalog System Number:
990047511690203776
Rights:
Inc.icon only.dark In Copyright
Copyright Holder:
Magali Bravo
File Description
Access: Public access
Bravo_ucsb_0035D_13294.pdf pdf (Portable Document Format)