Using longitudinal data from the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods, this study examined links between Hispanic adolescent's internalizing behaviors and neighborhood characteristics. The sample included 1,040 (aged 9 to 17) Hispanic immigrant youth identified as first-, second- and third-generation. Results indicated that first-generation youth had significantly higher internalizing behaviors compared to third-generation adolescents, even after controlling for family characteristics and Wave 1 internalizing behavior scores. The results also showed that Hispanic youth living in neighborhoods that had higher residential stability had higher levels of internalizing behavior problems compared to first- and third-generation youth living in similar neighborhoods.
Lara-Cinisomo, Sandraluz, Yange Xue, and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Hispanic Immigrant Youth and Internalizing Behaviors: Examining the Links with Neighborhood Context. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 2009. https://www.rand.org/pubs/working_papers/WR657.html.
Lara-Cinisomo, Sandraluz, Yange Xue, and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Hispanic Immigrant Youth and Internalizing Behaviors: Examining the Links with Neighborhood Context, Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND Corporation, WR-657, 2009. As of November 16, 2021: https://www.rand.org/pubs/working_papers/WR657.html