ERIC Number: ED252638
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The Social and Psychological Adjustment of Southeast Asian Refugees. ERIC/CUE Digest Number 21.
This paper provides an overview of research findings concerning the stresses experienced by Southeast Asian refugees undergoing acculturation in the United States. Sources of stress are briefly described, including worries about family and others left behind in Southeast Asia, underemployment and unemployment, cultural conflicts, changing family roles, and social disruption. Findings on problems specific to high risk groups--adolescents, child arrivals between the ages of 9 and 15, and persons who have undergone shifting role identities (such as the loss of professional status) are given special focus. Studies on the relationship between stress and children's age of migration are summarized, and some information on student needs and reasons for student misbehavior is given. (KH)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, New York, NY.