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ERIC Number: ED404416
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Aug-10
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
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Psychosocial Adaptation of the Taiwanese Immigrants in the United States.
Lin, Josh C. H.
The unique characteristics of immigrants from Taiwan are explored, and the strategies they use in adapting to life in the United States are described. Recent Taiwanese immigrants have been characterized by their diversity in background, their high economic and social status, a variety of reasons for immigration, and sequential migration patterns. Communication is one of the common problems for Taiwanese immigrants because they do not have formal American education. Loss of family unity is another common adjustment problem. Role and status changes face Taiwanese immigrants as they do members of other groups. Six case studies of immigrant families illustrate the experiences of immigrants from Taiwan and their common difficulties. Splitting the household is a common strategy immigrants from Taiwan adapt for economic reasons. High investment in education and pursuit of adult education are strategies they also use to advance in their new country. Religious affiliation and community involvement provide support for many immigrants from Taiwan. Suggestions are made to enhance the mental health of immigrants from Taiwan in the United States. The family is advised to stay together, and parents are also advised to study the English language and the American culture and to have realistic educational expectations for their children. (Contains seven references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan