Sociocultural Influences on the Association Between Negative Romantic Experiences and Psychological Maladjustment in Mexican Adolescents

Alexander Reid, Linda C. Halgunseth, Graciela Espinosa-Hernandez, Sara A. Vasilenko

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Abstract

The goal of this study was to examine whether cultural values (familismo, female virginity) and gender moderated the associations between negative romantic experiences and psychological maladjustment (depressive, anxiety symptoms) in a sample of Mexican adolescents. Self-report survey data were collected from 973 adolescents (M = 15.14 years old; 56% girls) in Mexico. Findings revealed more depressive and anxiety symptoms among adolescents who reported more negative romantic experiences. These associations were stronger for female adolescents reporting greater beliefs of familismo and female virginity. Mental health practitioners may consider negative romantic experiences and cultural values when working with Mexican adolescents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)888-901
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Research on Adolescence
Volume28
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2018

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Psychology
adolescent
Sexual Abstinence
experience
anxiety
Anxiety
female adolescent
Depression
Values
Mexico
mental health
Self Report
Mental Health
gender

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cultural Studies
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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Reid, Alexander ; Halgunseth, Linda C. ; Espinosa-Hernandez, Graciela ; Vasilenko, Sara A. / Sociocultural Influences on the Association Between Negative Romantic Experiences and Psychological Maladjustment in Mexican Adolescents. In: Journal of Research on Adolescence. 2018 ; Vol. 28, No. 4. pp. 888-901.
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In: Journal of Research on Adolescence, Vol. 28, No. 4, 12.2018, p. 888-901.

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