Parent conflict as a mediator between marianismo beliefs and depressive symptoms for mexican american college women

Brandy Pina-Watson, Linda G. Castillo, Lizette Ojeda, Kimberly M. Rodriguez

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Abstract

Objective: The purpose of this study is to examine how marianismo is related to the depressive symptoms of Mexican American women with family conflict as a mediator. Participants: During January of 2010, 170 Mexican American women college students in a southern, Hispanic-serving institution were sampled. Methods: A mediation analysis was conducted to determine if parent conflict mediates the relationship between marianismo values and depressive symptoms. Results: Results from Barron and Kenny's1 mediation analysis method, in conjunction with a Sobel2 test indicated that parent conflict significantly mediated the relation between marianismo and depressive symptoms. Conclusion: Findings and implications of the mediation will be discussed for the mental health and treatment of Mexican American women college students.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)491-496
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of American College Health
Volume61
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2013

Keywords

  • College student
  • Depression
  • Marianismo
  • Mental health
  • Mexican American women
  • Parent conflict

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