Gabriela L. Stein

Dr. Stein's research revolves around three themes: understanding the development of depressive symptoms in Latino youth, examining ethnic differences that impact treatment seeking and treatment engagement, and the development of culturally sensitive prevention and intervention programs.

There are 16 included publications by Gabriela L. Stein :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Activation, Self-management, Engagement, and Retention in Behavioral Health Care: A Randomized Clinical Trial of the DECIDE Intervention 2014 11 Importance: Given minority patients’ unequal access to quality care, patient activation and self-management strategies have been suggested as a promising approach to improving mental health care. Objective: To determine whether the DECIDE (Decide th...
Becoming an American parent: Overcoming challenges and finding strengths in a new immigrant Latino community 2006 2443 One in five children living in the United States is an immigrant or a child of an immigrant, and 62% of these children are Latino. Through qualitative methods, this study identifies ways that Latino immigrant parents with adolescent children cope wit...
Commands, Competence, and Cariño : Maternal Socialization Practices in Mexican American Families 2010 919 Early research on the socialization of Latino children has posited that mothers exercise authoritarian practices, compared with lateral reasoning (authoritative) strategies emphasized by Anglo mothers. This work aimed to categorize fixed types of par...
Cultural stressors and the hopelessness model of depressive symptoms in Latino adolescents. 2012 606 Depressive symptoms in Latino youth have been related to both culturally-universal and culturally-based stressors. However, few studies have examined the unique contributions of culturally-based stressors above and beyond other types of stressors. Mo...
Ethnic Differences Among Adolescents Beginning Treatment for Depression 2010 2196 This study examines ethnic/racial differences at the start of treatment among participants in the Treatment for Adolescents with Depression Study (TADS). African American and Latino youth were compared to Caucasian youth on symptom presentation and c...
Ethnic differences among substance using adolescents in a treatment dissemination project. 2012 170 Despite evidence of ethnic differences in substance use patterns among adolescents in community samples, clinical studies have not found ethnic differences in posttreatment outcomes. Prior clinical studies have been limited by small samples, focus on...
Ethnic Identity as a Protective Factor in the Lives of Asian American Adolescents 2014 619 This study examined the buffering role of ethnic identity for Asian American adolescents living in an emerging immigrant community. A sample of 176 Asian American ninth graders completed self-report measures assessing ethnic identity, stressors (i.e....
Familism Through a Developmental Lens 2014 137 This article reviews an emerging literature examining the effects of familism across childhood and adolescence. Familism has been described as a Latino cultural value that emphasizes obligation, filial piety, family support and obedience, and its eff...
Gendered academic adjustment among Asian American adolescents in an emerging immigrant community. 2012 441 Research on the academic adjustment of immigrant adolescents has been predominately conducted in large cities among established migration areas. To broaden the field’s restricted focus, data from 172 (58% female) Asian American adolescents who reside...
How do New Immigrant Latino Parents Interpret Problem Behavior in Adolescents? 2014 49 Parents are gatekeepers for their children’s mental-health treatment, yet many are unclear about what behaviors warrant intervention. Seeking treatment is further complicated for immigrant parents whose cultural backgrounds may influence their unders...
The influence of cultural identity and perceived barriers on college preparation and aspirations of Latino youth in emerging immigrant communities. 2013 700 Emerging immigrant communities differ from established communities in terms of needs and available resources. Students in these emerging communities may still be acculturating to new contexts and establishing their ethnic identities, which may impact...
An internalizing pathway to alcohol and substance use disorders. 2011 80 Research emanating from the field of developmental science indicates that initial risk factors for substance use disorder can be evident in early childhood. One dominant developmental pathway connecting these initial risk factors with subsequent subs...
Latina/o adolescents in an emerging immigrant community: A qualitative exploration of their future goals. 2012 311 Although immigrant adolescents typically have high hopes for their futures, educational and career outcomes often do not match aspirations. The future aspirations of 17 Latina/o adolescents in an emerging immigrant community were explored. Qualitativ...
Parent–Child Cultural Value Gaps and Depressive Symptoms Among Mexican American Youth 2014 119 Cultural value gaps between Mexican American parents and their children are hypothesized to place youth at risk for poor mental health outcomes. While most studies examine these gaps on broad measures of acculturation, the present study examined valu...
The Protective Role of Familism in the Lives of Latino Adolescents 2013 796 Familism, a Latino value that promotes loyalty, cohesiveness, and obedience within the family, predicts improved outcomes for Latino adolescents. However, few studies have tested whether familism serves a protective role when adolescents are facing s...
Socioeconomic Stress and Academic Adjustment Among Asian American Adolescents: The Protective Role of Family Obligation 2013 572 Socioeconomic stress has long been found to place youth at risk, with low family income conferring disadvantages in adolescents’ school achievement and success. This study investigates the role of socioeconomic stress on academic adjustment, and pinp...