Skip to main content

Family Involvement, Problem and Prosocial Behavior Outcomes of Latino Youth

Buy Article:

$39.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Abstract:

Objective: To explore the relations between familial factors and behavioral outcomes in Latino adolescents using a youth development framework. Methods: A convenience sample of Latino youth (n=446) completed an anonymous survey. Multiple linear regression was used to examine the associations between levels of family involvement and problem and prosocial behavior outcomes. Results: Higher levels of parental monitoring and familial connectedness were consistently associated with less problem-behavior involvement. Sociocultural encouragement was consistently associated with more prosocial-behavior involvement. Conclusion: The family context is critical to the prevention of problem behaviors and the promotion of prosocial behaviors among Latino adolescents.

Keywords: Latino youth; familial connectedness; parent/guardian monitoring; positive youth development; prosocial behaviors

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Shattuck and Associates, Annapolis, MD. 2: Department of Public and Community Health, University of Maryland, College Park, MD. 3: Shattuck and Associates, Inc., Mt. Airy, MD. 4: Identity, Inc., Washington, DC.

Publication date: 2003-05-01

More about this publication?
  • The American Journal of Health Behavior seeks to improve the quality of life through multidisciplinary health efforts in fostering a better understanding of the multidimensional nature of both individuals and social systems as they relate to health behaviors.

    The Journal aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the impact of personal attributes, personality characteristics, behavior patterns, social structure, and processes on health maintenance, health restoration, and health improvement; to disseminate knowledge of holistic, multidisciplinary approaches to designing and implementing effective health programs; and to showcase health behavior analysis skills that have been proven to affect health improvement and recovery.

  • Editorial Board
  • Information for Authors
  • Submit a Paper
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Review Board
  • Reprints and Permissions
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more