ERIC Number: ED407454
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Aug
Parent-Child Relationships and Acculturation Conflict in Asian-American Families.
Dinh, Khanh T.; And Others
This study investigated the quality of parent-child relationships in Asian-American families and its association with various aspects of acculturation. Participants were 173 Asian-American undergraduates who had at least one parent in the study. The results show that acculturation factors, in particular acculturation conflict between parents and children, statistically predicted children's reports of the quality of parent-child relationships. Although statistically less significant, certain acculturation factors also predicted parents' reports of the quality of parent-child relationships. These findings point to the need for assessing the characteristics of multiple family members when investigating the role acculturation plays in parent-child relationships and how that may differ for parents and children. As it turned out, acculturation conflict was the key variable in determining the quality of parent-child relationships in Asian-American families. (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (104th, Toronto, Canada, August 9-13, 1996).