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Title:Psychological Acculturation, Coping Strategies, and Mental Health Among Asians and Asian Americans
Author(s):Hodges, Motoni Fong
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Terence J.G.Tracey
Department / Program:Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies
Abstract:This study examined the dimensionality of acculturation as assessed by the Psychological Acculturation Scale (PAS) which was created based on Berry's (1984, 1989) two-dimensional theory of acculturation, as well as investigating the relationship among acculturation, coping strategies, and mental health. The principal components analyses showed two clearly defined component solutions for the Asian international and Asian American samples (i.e., the Separation-Assimilation vs. Integration-Marginalization dimension), which are distinct from the dimensions proposed in Berry's model (i.e., cultural maintenance of one's own group vs. contact with the dominant and other ethnic groups). The stepwise multiple regression results indicated that the Integration-Marginalization subscale of acculturation and emotion-oriented coping were significant predictors of psychological distress and life satisfaction. Its implications for research and clinical application are discussed.
Issue Date:2002
Description:99 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2002.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3070006
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2002

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