Using an Acculturation-Stress-Resilience Framework to Explore Latent Profiles of Latina/o Language Brokers

Jennifer A. Kam, Katerina M Marcoulides, Andy J. Merolla

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Abstract

With survey data from 243 Latina/o early adolescent language brokers, latent profile analyses were conducted to identify different types (i.e., profiles) of brokers. Profiles were based on how often Latina/o early adolescents brokered for family members, as well as their levels of family-based acculturation stress, negative brokering beliefs, parentification, and positive brokering beliefs. Three brokering profiles emerged: (1) infrequent-ambivalents, (2) occasional-moderates, and (3) parentified-endorsers. Profile membership was significantly predicted by ethnic identification and brokering in a medical context. Respect, brokering at school, and brokering at home did not significantly predict profile membership. In addition, parentified-endorsers had more frequent perceived ethnic/racial discrimination and depressive symptoms than other profiles. In contrast, infrequent-ambivalents engaged in risky behaviors less frequently than other profiles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)842-861
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Research on Adolescence
Volume27
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2017
Externally publishedYes

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