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Examining the impact of the Cultural Gap Narrative on Family Functioning and Youth Substance Use among the Health Study/Study of latino Youth (HCHS/SOL Youth) population

TitleExamining the impact of the Cultural Gap Narrative on Family Functioning and Youth Substance Use among the Health Study/Study of latino Youth (HCHS/SOL Youth) population
Publication TypePublication
Year2022
AuthorsCantu C, Crookes DM, Isasi CR, Daviglus ML, Garcia-Bedoya OL, Gallo LC, Perreira KM, Suglia SF
JournalJ Immigr Minor Health
Date Published2022 Mar 22
ISSN1557-1920
Abstract

The acculturation gap theory provides a complex illustration of how cultural orientations affect health behaviors among adolescents, by assuming that familial cultural orientation gaps lead to compromised family functioning and children adopting negative health behaviors. This analysis used three methods to conceptualize cultural gaps to examine the relationships between familial cultural orientation gaps and family functioning and substance use susceptibility among the Hispanic Community Children's Health Study/Study of Hispanic/Latino Youth population. Results did not support the assumptions behind the acculturation gap theory. The methods used to conceptualize cultural gaps did not illustrate consistent underlying trends when measuring the relationship between cultural gaps and substance use susceptibility. There was no evidence of mediation on substance use susceptibility by perceived family functioning for either cultural domains using each method. This analysis underscores the need to refine the framework behind the acculturation gap theory and how cultural gaps are measured among Hispanic/Latino youth.

DOI10.1007/s10903-022-01350-8
Alternate JournalJ Immigr Minor Health
PubMed ID35316466
Grant ListR01HL102130 / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
T32HL130025 / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
MS#: 
0881
Manuscript Lead/Corresponding Author Affiliation: 
Affiliated Investigator - Not at HCHS/SOL site
ECI: 
Manuscript Affiliation: 
Field Center: Bronx (Einstein College of Medicine)
Manuscript Status: 
Published