Parent-adolescent relationships in Jamaica

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Nelson, M. R., Powell, R., Ferguson, G. M., & Tian, K. T. (in press). Using subvertising to build families’ persuasion knowledge in Jamaica. Journal of Advertising. Click here for [PDF]

Ferguson, G.M., & Dimitrova, R. (2019). Behavioral and academic adjustment of remotely acculturating adolescents in urban Jamaica. In J. McKenzie (Ed.), Globalization as a Context for Youth Development. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 164, 27–47 doi: 10.1002/cad.20278. Click here for [PDF]

Ferguson, G. M. (2018). Caribbean migration and globalization: Illuminating new global patterns of acculturation and adaptation in the 21st Century. Caribbean Journal of Psychology, 10, 192-222. Click here for [PDF]

Giray, Ç., & Ferguson, G. M. (2018). Say yes to “Sunday Dinner” and no to “Nyam and Scram”: Family mealtimes, nutrition, and emotional health among adolescents and mothers in Jamaica. Appetite, 128, 129-137. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2018.05.132. Click here for [PDF]

Ferguson, G. M., Muzaffar, H., Iturbide, M. I., Chu, H., & Meeks Gardner, J. M (2018). Feel American, watch American, eat American? Remote acculturation, TV, and nutrition among adolescent-mother dyads in Jamaica. Child Development, 89(4), 1360-1377. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12808. Click here for [PDF]

Lambert, M. C., Ferguson, G. M., & Rowan G. T. (2016). Cross-informant and cross-national equivalence using Item-Response Theory (IRT) linking: A case study using the behavioral assessment for children of African heritage in the United States and Jamaica. Psychological Assessment, 28(3), 331-44. doi: 10.1037/a0039487. Click here for [PDF]

Ferguson, G. M., & Iturbide, M. I. (2015). Family, food, and culture: Mothers’ perspectives on Americanization in Jamaica. Caribbean Journal of Psychology, 7(1), 43-63. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12808. Click here for [PDF]

Ferguson, G. M. (2013). The counterintuitive psychological benefits of intergenerational discrepancies in family prioritization for Jamaican adolescent-parent dyads. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 23 (1), 35-44. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-7795.2012.00795.x. Click here for [PDF]

Ferguson, G. M., & Bornstein, M. H. (2012). Remote acculturation: The “Americanization” of Jamaican Islanders. International Journal Of Behavioral Development, 36, 167-177. doi: 10.1177/0165025412437066. Click here for [PDF]

Ferguson, G. M., and Dubow, E. F. (2007). Self-representations of Jamaican adolescents: Perceived parental ideal, own ideal and actual self. Caribbean Journal of Psychology, 2(2), 27-43. Click here for [PDF]