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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/243403
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Adolescent Stress Trajectories in Arab Muslim Immigrant Families
Author(s):
Aroian, Karen; Templin, Thomas; Hough, Edythe
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Theta Epsilon
Author Details:
Aroian, Karen, RN, PhD, FAAN, karoian@mail.ucf.edu; Templin, Thomas, PhD; Hough, Edythe, EdD;
Abstract:
Purpose:

Despite research findings that indicate that adolescent daily hassles are ubiquitous and relevant to adolescent functioning, little is known about how daily hassles vary over the course of adolescence. Variability is important because daily hassles affect functioning through repetitive or sustained effects. Even less is known about daily hassles in Arab Muslim adolescents in immigrant families. This longitudinal study investigated which daily hassles (parent, peer, school, neighborhood, resource) were perceived by Arab Muslim American adolescents in immigrant families as most stressful and how these stress perceptions changed at three time points during early, middle, and later adolescence. 

Methods:

A sample of 454 Arab Muslim adolescents from immigrant families in the U.S. provided data via home face-to-face interviews at three time points over approximately three years. Mean age at each time point was 13.78, 15.33, and 16.62, respectively (1.18, pooled SD). Demographic data and data from the Adolescent Daily Hassles Scale (ADHS) were analyzed using multivariate analysis of covariance (MANCOVA). The repeated measures due to time of testing made the design “doubly multivariate” and allowed analyzing linear and quadratic trends.

Results:

 Main effects of time, immigrant status (refugee, non refugee), and father’s employment, but not child’s gender, were statistically significant. School hassles, followed by Parent hassles, were much greater than other hassles at all three time points. School and Parent hassles increased while Peer and Resource hassles decreased over the study interval. Adolescents with refugee parents reported greater School and Neighborhood hassles and fewer Parent hassles than adolescents with non refugee parents. Adolescents with unemployed fathers reported significantly more School and Neighborhood hassles.

Conclusion:

The findings provide specificity for differentially targeting type of hassles in adolescents with refugee and non refugee parents and adolescents with unemployed fathers to minimize stress and improve psychological outcomes for Arab Muslim youth in immigrant families.

Keywords:
Immigrants; Adolescents; Stress
Repository Posting Date:
12-Sep-2012
Date of Publication:
12-Sep-2012 ; 12-Sep-2012
Conference Date:
2012
Conference Name:
23rd International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Brisbane, Australia

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleAdolescent Stress Trajectories in Arab Muslim Immigrant Familiesen
dc.contributor.authorAroian, Karenen
dc.contributor.authorTemplin, Thomasen
dc.contributor.authorHough, Edytheen
dc.contributor.departmentTheta Epsilonen
dc.author.detailsAroian, Karen, RN, PhD, FAAN, karoian@mail.ucf.edu; Templin, Thomas, PhD; Hough, Edythe, EdD;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/243403-
dc.description.abstract<b>Purpose: </b> <p>Despite research findings that indicate that adolescent daily hassles are ubiquitous and relevant to adolescent functioning, little is known about how daily hassles vary over the course of adolescence. Variability is important because daily hassles affect functioning through repetitive or sustained effects. Even less is known about daily hassles in Arab Muslim adolescents in immigrant families. This longitudinal study investigated which daily hassles (parent, peer, school, neighborhood, resource) were perceived by Arab Muslim American adolescents in immigrant families as most stressful and how these stress perceptions changed at three time points during early, middle, and later adolescence.&nbsp; <p><b>Methods: </b> <p>A sample of 454 Arab Muslim adolescents from immigrant families in the U.S. provided data via home face-to-face interviews at three time points over approximately three years. Mean age at each time point was 13.78, 15.33, and 16.62, respectively (1.18, pooled SD). Demographic data and data from the Adolescent Daily Hassles Scale (ADHS) were analyzed using multivariate analysis of covariance (MANCOVA). The repeated measures due to time of testing made the design &ldquo;doubly multivariate&rdquo; and allowed analyzing linear and quadratic trends. <p><b>Results: </b> <p>&nbsp;Main effects of time, immigrant status (refugee, non refugee), and father&rsquo;s employment, but not child&rsquo;s gender, were statistically significant. School hassles, followed by Parent hassles, were much greater than other hassles at all three time points. School and Parent hassles increased while Peer and Resource hassles decreased over the study interval. Adolescents with refugee parents reported greater School and Neighborhood hassles and fewer Parent hassles than adolescents with non refugee parents. Adolescents with unemployed fathers reported significantly more School and Neighborhood hassles. <p><b>Conclusion: </b> <p>The findings provide specificity for differentially targeting type of hassles in adolescents with refugee and non refugee parents and adolescents with unemployed fathers to minimize stress and improve psychological outcomes for Arab Muslim youth in immigrant families.en
dc.subjectImmigrantsen
dc.subjectAdolescentsen
dc.subjectStressen
dc.date.available2012-09-12T09:21:46Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12en
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-12T09:21:46Z-
dc.conference.date2012en
dc.conference.name23rd International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationBrisbane, Australiaen
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