A longitudinal test of the parent-adolescent family functioning discrepancy hypothesis: A trend toward increased HIV risk behaviors among immigrant Hispanic adolescents

D Córdova, S J Schwartz, J B Unger, L Baezconde-Garbanati, J A Villamar, D W Soto, S Des Rosiers, T Kyoung Lee, A Mecca, M A Cano, E I Lorenzo-Blanco, A Oshri, C P Salas-Wright, Brandy Watson, A J Romero

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Abstract

Parent-adolescent discrepancies in family functioning play an important role in HIV risk behaviors among adolescents, yet longitudinal research with recent immigrant Hispanic families remains limited. This study tested the effects of trajectories of parent–adolescent family functioning discrepancies on HIV risk behaviors among recent-immigrant Hispanic adolescents. Additionally, we examined whether and to what extent trajectories of parent-adolescent family functioning discrepancies vary as a function of gender. We assessed family functioning of 302 Hispanic adolescents (47 % female) and their parent (70 % female) at six time points over a three-year period and computed latent discrepancy scores between parent and adolescent reports at each timepoint. Additionally, adolescents completed measures of sexual risk behaviors and alcohol use. We conducted a confirmatory factor analysis to determine the feasibility of collapsing parent and adolescent reported family functioning indicators on
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2164-2177
JournalJournal of Youth and Adolescence
StatePublished - 2016

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    Córdova, D., Schwartz, S. J., Unger, J. B., Baezconde-Garbanati, L., Villamar, J. A., Soto, D. W., Rosiers, S. D., Lee, T. K., Mecca, A., Cano, M. A., Lorenzo-Blanco, E. I., Oshri, A., C P Salas-Wright, Watson, B., & Romero, A. J. (2016). A longitudinal test of the parent-adolescent family functioning discrepancy hypothesis: A trend toward increased HIV risk behaviors among immigrant Hispanic adolescents. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2164-2177.