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 32 included publications by Gabriela L. Stein :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Acculturation conflict in Latino youth: Discrimination, ethnic identity, and depressive symptoms 2016 219 Objectives: Patterns of parent–adolescent conflict differ between immigrant and nonimmigrant families living in the United States (Fuligni, 1998). Despite this, there is limited empirical literature examining the nuanced nature of parent–adolescent c...
Activation, Self-management, Engagement, and Retention in Behavioral Health Care: A Randomized Clinical Trial of the DECIDE Intervention 2014 814 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 4786 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...
Changes in academic aspirations and expectations among Asian American adolescents 2015 263 Aspirations and expectations are critical to academic attainment and success, yet little is known about how they change over the high school years. With longitudinal data from 157 Asian American adolescents (60% female), we examined normative and wit...
Characteristics of Community Mental Health Clinics Associated With Treatment Engagement 2014 209 Objectives: Past literature documents many individual predictors of treatment engagement among mental health clients in community settings, but few studies have examined clinic characteristics that may be associated with treatment engagement. With da...
Commands, Competence, and Cariño : Maternal Socialization Practices in Mexican American Families 2010 1776 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 1916 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 4662 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 755 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 and Familism Among Latino College Students: A Test of Prospective Associations 2017 213 The present study examined the longitudinal associations among familism respect and obligations values, ethnic centrality and private regard, and ethnic self-identification. Data were drawn from a socioeconomically diverse sample of Latino students a...
Ethnic Identity as a Protective Factor in the Lives of Asian American Adolescents 2014 2518 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....
Ethnic Identity in Context of Ethnic Discrimination: When Does Gender and Other-Group Orientation Increase Risk for Depressive Symptoms for Immigrant-Origin Young Adults? 2017 381 Objectives: Ethnic discrimination increases risk for depressive symptoms, but less is known about factors that influence the impact of this cultural challenge on psychological adjustment for immigrant-origin college students. Sociocultural identity d...
Ethnic-racial socialization in Latino families: The influence of mothers’ socialization practices on adolescent private regard, familism, and perceived ethnic-racial discrimination 2019 4 Objectives: Cultural value endorsement and ethnic–racial identity promote Latino/a adolescent positive adaptation and mitigate the negative impacts of perceived ethnic–racial discrimination. This study explored the intergenerational process of how ad...
Familial Cultural Values, Depressive Symptoms, School Belonging and Grades in Latino Adolescents: Does Gender Matter? 2014 1133 Past studies document that Latino familial cultural values (i.e. familism, affiliative obedience and filial obligation) protect against depressive symptoms and promote academic resilience in adolescence. However, some studies suggest that familial cu...
Familism and Latino adolescent depressive symptoms: The role of maternal warmth and support and school support 2016 298 Objectives: This study examined the relationship between familism and depressive symptoms across relational contexts in adolescence, and whether maternal warmth and support, and school support moderated the relationship between familism and depressiv...
Familism Through a Developmental Lens 2014 3793 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 1463 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 1055 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 Impact of Discrimination and Support on Developmental Competencies in Latino Adolescents 2014 1317 Discrimination is considered a contextual risk factor for ethnic minority youth, but social support provided in the same context may function to offset the risk or encourage adaptive responses. Per the integrative model of child development (Garcia C...
Impact of trauma exposure and acculturative stress on internalizing symptoms for recently arrived migrant-origin youth: Results from a community-based partnership 2017 83 Migrant youth face cultural challenges upon initial adjustment into the United States. Although there is considerable empirical evidence that trauma impacts interpersonal relations, there is a dearth of research examining the association between adve...
The influence of cultural identity and perceived barriers on college preparation and aspirations of Latino youth in emerging immigrant communities. 2013 3250 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 362 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...
Involving Latina/o parents in patient-centered outcomes research: Contributions to research study design, implementation and outcomes 2017 137 Background: Comparative effectiveness research (CER) is supported by policymakers as a way to provide service providers and patients with evidence-based information to make better health-care decisions and ultimately improve services for patients. Ho...
Latina/o adolescents in an emerging immigrant community: A qualitative exploration of their future goals. 2012 1437 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...
Latina/o Parent Activation in Children’s Mental Health Treatment: The Role of Demographic and Psychological Factors 2017 0 Patient activation has recently emerged as a critical component of effective health care (Hibbard & Greene, 2013), but Latina/o populations demonstrate lower levels of activation compared to non-Latina/o Whites (Cunningham, Hibbard, & Gibbons, 2011)....
Latino adolescent educational affiliation profiles 2017 3 Supporting postsecondary access for Latino adolescents is important due to the size of the population and mixed evidence of progress. In order to better understand the college-going and school belonging attitudes of Latinos, we used an exploratory la...
A longitudinal examination of perceived racial/ethnic discrimination, public ethnic regard, and depressive symptoms in Latino youth 2017 6 This longitudinal study examined the role of perceived racial/ethnic discrimination and public ethnic regard on depressive symptoms in an adolescent Latino sample (n = 141) living in an emerging immigrant community. Using a cross lagged model, this s...
Parent–Child Cultural Value Gaps and Depressive Symptoms Among Mexican American Youth 2014 1702 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...
Prevention and Intervention Research With Latino Families: A Translational Approach 2015 290 The present paper takes a translational approach in applying the themes of the current special section to prevention and intervention science in Latino families. The paper reviews the current literature on cultural processes in prevention and interve...
Protective and promotive effects of Latino early adolescents’ cultural assets against multiple types of discrimination 2018 3 Given adversity associated with discrimination, it is important to identify culturally relevant factors that may protect against its harmful effects. Using latent variable interactions, this study examined the moderating effects of cultural assets on...
The Protective Role of Familism in the Lives of Latino Adolescents 2013 7994 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 2461 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...