Autonomy-related Parenting Processes and Adolescent Adjustment in Latinx Immigrant Families

Kathleen M. Roche, Sharon F. Lambert, Rebecca White, Esther J. Calzada, Todd D. Little, Gabriel P. Kuperminc, John E. Schulenberg

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It is unclear how autonomy-related parenting processes are associated with Latinx adolescent adjustment. This study uses Latent Profile Analysis to identify typologies of parental monitoring and parent–adolescent conflict and examines their association with Latinx youth’s school performance and depressive symptoms. The sample included 248 Latinx 9th and 10th graders (50% female) who completed surveys during fall (Time 1) and spring (Time 2) semesters of the school year. When compared to a high monitoring/low conflict parenting profile, a moderate monitoring/moderate conflict profile was associated with stronger declines in school performance; for boys, a high monitoring/moderately high conflict profile also was associated with greater increases in depressive symptoms. For Latinx immigrant families, researchers should consider monitoring and conflict as co-occurring processes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1161-1174
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of youth and adolescence
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 15 2019


  • Depressive symptoms
  • Latent profile analysis
  • Latinx adolescents
  • Parental monitoring
  • Parent–adolescent conflict
  • School performance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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