Ethnocultural and Gendered Determinants of Coping Among Mexican American Adolescent Men Academic Article uri icon


  • This study examined the role of bicultural stress, ethnic identity, machismo, and caballerismo on multiple coping strategies among 93 Mexican American adolescent men. Findings suggest that bicultural stress was positively related to coping through behavioral disengagement, use of humor, and religion. Ethnic identity exploration positively predicted coping through positive reframing, planning, and active coping strategies. In addition, ethnic identity affirmation was related to lower levels of coping through substance use. Furthermore, caballerismo (positive Latino masculinity) was related to engagement in active coping strategies, positive reframing, planning, and use of humor to cope. Research and practice implications are suggested. 2014 American Psychological Association.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Ojeda, L., & Liang, C.

citation count

  • 29

complete list of authors

  • Ojeda, Lizette||Liang, Christopher TH

publication date

  • January 2014