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.

published proceedings

  • J Am Coll Health

author list (cited authors)

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

citation count

  • 29

complete list of authors

  • PiƱa-Watson, Brandy||Castillo, Linda G||Ojeda, Lizette||Rodriguez, Kimberly M

publication date

  • January 2013