Family Acculturation, Family Leisure Involvement, and Family Functioning among Mexican-Americans

Christenson, Owen et al. (2006). Joumal of Leisure Research. 38(4): 475-495

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between acculturation and family leisure involvement and aspects of family functioning (cohesion and adaptability) from Mexican-American parent, youth, and family perspectives. The sample was obtained from communities in Texas and Utah and consisted of 74 families, including a parent and child from each family. After adjusting for sociodemographic variables, the independent variables were found to help discriminate levels of acculturation for parents, youth, and families.

Recommendations are given for commercial and community recreation programs targeting Mexican-American families, in addition to implications for further research.

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