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An Examination of Mexican American Adolescent and Adult Romantic Relationships

Abstract This dissertation examined Mexican American individuals' romantic relationships within two distinct developmental periods, adolescence and adulthood. Study 1 used latent class analysis to explore whether 12th grade Mexican Americans' (N = 218) romantic relationship characteristics, cultural values, and gender created unique romantic relationship profiles. Results suggested a three-class solution: higher quality, satisfactory quality, and lower quality romantic relationships. Subsequently, associations between profiles and adolescents' adjustment variables were examined via regression analyses. Adolescents with higher and satisfactory quality romantic relationships reported greater future family expectations, higher self-esteem, ... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Moosmann, Danyel Arlyssa Vargas (Author) / Roosa, Mark W (Advisor) / Christopher, F. Scott (Committee member) / White, Rebecca M B (Committee member) / Millsap, Roger E (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Developmental psychology / adolescent / dyadic latent growth modeling / latent class analysis / marital quality / Mexican American / romantic relationships
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 126 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Family and Human Development 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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