Examining emerging adulthood experiences of Mexican Americans and the influences of acculturation and familism values

A lack of research exists examining Mexican American emerging adulthood experiences. This present study attempts to address the influences of acculturation and familism on emerging adulthood. Five hypotheses are presented comparing the Mexican American group and the non-Mexican American group across overall emerging adult-hood experiences, cultural generation level and acculturation. Participants completed the Attitudinal Familism Scale for Latinos, Acculturation Rating Scale for Mexican Ameri-cans-II (ARSMA-II) and the Inventory of the Dimensions of Emerging Adulthood (IDEA). A series of t-tests, multiple regressions, and factor analysis were completed to examine the relationship and significance between the above variables. Results are indi-cated in the thesis.