- acculturation gaps
- parent and adolescent internal conflicts
- conflict resolution
- seeking out confidants for help in coping with conflict.
This volume showcases the complexity of conflict among Chinese– and Mexican–origin families and furthers our understanding of how both developmental and cultural sources of parent adolescent conflict are linked to adjustment.
This is the 135th volume in this series. Its mission is to provide scientific and scholarly presentations on cutting edge issues and concepts in child and adolescent development. Each volume focuses on a specific new direction or research topic and is edited by experts on that topic.
Linda P. Juang, Adriana J. Umaña–Taylor The authors set the stage for the rest of the volume by discussing developmental and cultural sources of parent adolescent conflict and highlight how the chapters in the volume address key contexts and processes related to family conflict and adolescent adjustment.
2. Acculturation–Based and Everyday Family Conflict in Chinese American Families 13Linda P. Juang, Moin Syed, Jeffrey T. Cookston, Yijie Wang, Su Yeong KimThe authors integrate our knowledge of these two types of family conflict that have been studied separately to arrive at a new understanding of what family conflict means for Chinese American adolescents and their parents.
3. Conflicts and Communication Between High–Achieving Chinese American Adolescents and Their Parents 35Desiree Baolian Qin, Tzu–Fen Chang, Eun–Jin Han, Grace CheeBased on in–depth interview data, the authors explore various domains of conflict that high–achieving Chinese American youth and their parents engage in, the process by which these conflicts emerge, and youths′ perceptions of how conflicts are resolved.
4. Mother Daughter Conflict and Adjustment in Mexican–Origin Families: Exploring the Role of Family and Sociocultural Context 59Kimberly A. Updegraff, Adriana J. Umaña–Taylor, Norma J. Perez–Brena, Jacqueline PfliegerDrawing from ecologically oriented and person environment fit models, the authors investigate how the family context, as defined by the transition to adolescent motherhood, and the sociocultural context, as measured by mother daughter discrepancies in cultural orientations, shape the associations between conflict and adjustment in Mexicanorigin families.
5. Guided Cognitive Reframing of Adolescent Father Conflict: Who Mexican American and European American Adolescents Seek and Why 83Jeffrey T. Cookston, Andres F. Olide, Michele A. Adams, William V. Fabricius, Ross D. ParkeThe authors offer a conceptual model of guided cognitive reframing that emphasizes the behavioral, cognitive, and affective implications of confidant support as well as individual, family, and cultural factors linked to support seeking among Mexican– and European–heritage adolescents.
6. Gaps, Conflicts, and Arguments Between Adolescents and Their Parents 105Andrew J. FuligniIn this commentary, the author highlights the unique contributions of each chapter and suggests that distinguishing between three types of parent adolescent differences acculturation gaps, feelings of conflict, and actual arguments between adolescents and their parents provides a way to understand the findings on immigrant family conflict presented in this volume.