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Daily Family Interactions among Young Adults from Latino, Asian, and European Backgrounds

  • Author(s): Fuligni, Andrew J.
  • Masten, Carrie L.
  • et al.

A total of 220 young adults (Mage=25.5 years) from Latin American, East Asian, Filipino, and European backgrounds reported their family interactions, daily activities, and psychological well being for fourteen days. Although young adults reported a lower frequency of family interactions than what has been observed during adolescence, leisure time and conflict with parents and siblings continued to have significance for psychological well being. Time spent in work, school, and other relationships made it difficult for young adults to spend time being with or helping family members. Other findings suggested a potentially higher level of family importance and connectedness among young adults from Filipino backgrounds as compared to their peers.

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