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ERIC Number: EJ781465
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0047-2891
Doing Well vs. Feeling Well: Understanding Family Dynamics and the Psychological Adjustment of Chinese Immigrant Adolescents
Qin, Desiree Baolian
Journal of Youth and Adolescence, v37 n1 p22-35 Jan 2008
Despite their average high levels of educational achievement, Asian American students often report poor psychological and social adjustment, suggesting an achievement/adjustment paradox. Yet, the reasons for this paradox remain unclear. Drawing on 5-year longitudinal qualitative interview data, this paper compares the family dynamics of two groups of adolescents from Chinese immigrant families: non-distressed adolescents (n = 20) who have high levels of academic achievement and high levels of psychological well-being; and distressed adolescents (n = 18) who have high levels of academic achievement but low levels of psychological well-being. Findings suggest that the two groups of families differed in parenting approaches after migration, parent-child communication, parental expectations, and parent-child relations. Implications for Asian American adolescent and youth development are discussed.
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Language: English
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