Year: 2010 Source: Journal of Youth and Adolescence, v.39, no.3, (March 2010), p.315-325 SIEC No: 20100184

This study used data from a longitudinal study of 2,491 Hispanic youth ages 5-13, socialized in 2 different cultural contexts, Bronx, New York, & San Juan, Puerto Rico, to examine the relationship between parental suicidality & offspring delinquency. Results indicate that while traditional risk/protective factors & parental mental health issues relate to delinquency in expected ways, youths who parents attempted suicide engaged in more frequent & varied delinquency over time. Implications for theory & future research are addressed. (55 refs.)