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ERIC Number: EJ783102
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-0022-0167
Poverty, Loss, and Resilience: The Story of Chinese Immigrant Youth
Yeh, Christine J.; Kim, Angela B.; Pituc, Stephanie T.; Atkins, Marc
Journal of Counseling Psychology, v55 n1 p34-48 Jan 2008
A total of 10 focus groups were conducted with students, parents, teachers, and school counseling and support personnel to investigate the cultural adjustment process of Chinese immigrant youth using an ecological framework. Multi-informant data were analyzed using the grounded theory (A. Strauss & J. M. Corbin, 1998) method. Findings reveal 6 main themes: socioeconomic changes due to immigrant status; English proficiency as a barrier to adjustment; changes in family structure and dynamics, racism, and invisibility; challenges to social support systems; and interdependent strategies for navigating in the United States. Results highlight the dynamic interaction and tensions created across themes and ecological contexts. The need for school- and community-based counseling interventions that address Chinese immigrant youths' losses and foster their resiliency and supportive networks are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States