Parent Conflict as a Mediator Between Marianismo Beliefs and Depressive Symptoms for Mexican American College Women Academic Article uri icon


  • OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to examine how marianismo is related to the depressive symptoms of Mexican American women with family conflict as a mediator. PARTICIPANTS: During January of 2010, 170 Mexican American women college students in a southern, Hispanic-serving institution were sampled. METHODS: A mediation analysis was conducted to determine if parent conflict mediates the relationship between marianismo values and depressive symptoms. RESULTS: Results from Barron and Kenny's(1) mediation analysis method, in conjunction with a Sobel(2) test indicated that parent conflict significantly mediated the relation between marianismo and depressive symptoms. CONCLUSION: Findings and implications of the mediation will be discussed for the mental health and treatment of Mexican American women college students.

author list (cited authors)

  • PiƱa-Watson, B., Castillo, L. G., Ojeda, L., & Rodriguez, K. M.

citation count

  • 21

publication date

  • September 2013