Comparing family functionality perception between non-Aymara and indigenous Aymara families in northern Chile

Caqueo-Urízar, Alejandra, Urzúa, Alfonso, De Munter, Koen, Ferrer, Rodrigo, Arqueros, Yorka, Irarrázaval, Matías, & Kavanagh, David (2015) Comparing family functionality perception between non-Aymara and indigenous Aymara families in northern Chile. Social Behavior and Personality, 43(6), pp. 1021-1033.

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Abstract

We compared perception of family functioning in a sample (N = 1,496) of Aymara and non-Aymara parents and children living in Arica, Chile. The children were aged from 9 to 15 years and were recruited from the 5th to 8th grades of 9 elementary schools (4 public, 5 government-subsidized private schools) serving lower socioeconomic areas. Participants completed the Family Functioning Test (FF-SIL), which consists of 14 events or characteristics that may occur in a family. The results showed that parents and children from the Aymara group recorded lower scores for their perception of family functioning than did the non-Aymara group. Addressing this issue may be important in the prevention of psychological problems in these families.

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ID Code: 91316
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: family functioning, childhood, migration, psychological problem, Aymara, Chile
DOI: 10.2224/sbp.2015.43.6.1021
ISSN: 0301-2212
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Deposited On: 16 Dec 2015 02:27
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2016 00:51

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