The present study was conducted to identify latent profiles of adolescent-reported and parent-reported family functioning, as well as their links with adolescent and parent well-being and mental health, among recent immigrants from the Former Soviet Union to Israel. A sample of 160 parent–adolescent dyads completed measures of parent–adolescent communication, parental involvement, positive parenting, family conflict, self-esteem, optimism, depressive symptoms, and anxiety. Results indicated four latent profiles—Low Family Functioning, Moderate Family Functioning, High Family Functioning, and High Parent/Low Adolescent Family Functioning (i.e., discrepant reports of family functioning).Adolescent depressive symptoms and anxiety were highest in the discrepant profile and lowest in the High Family Function profile; adolescent self-esteem and optimism were highest in the High Family Function profile and lowest in the Low Family Function profile; and parent depressive symptoms and anxiety were highest in the Low Family Function profile and lowest in the High Family Function profile. Parent self-esteem and optimism did not differ significantly across profiles.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
The research reported in this article was supported by Grant 2018091 from the United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation (PI: Maya Benish-Weisman and PI: Seth J. Schwartz). The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose
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- family functioning
- immigrant families
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychology (all)