ERIC Number: EJ783308
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: 54
Development of a Mentoring Program for Chinese Immigrant Adolescents' Cultural Adjustment
Yeh, Christine J.; Ching, Alison M.; Okubo, Yuki; Luthar, Suniya S.
Adolescence (San Diego): an international quarterly devoted to the physiological, psychological, psychiatric, sociological, and educational aspects of the second decade of human life, v42 n168 p733 Win 2007
The development and evaluation of a peer mentoring program for Chinese immigrant adolescents' cultural adjustment is described. Twenty-three high school students who recently immigrated from Mainland China participated in the year-long program and 4 high school students served as their peer mentors. Data analyses revealed that the students who participated in the mentoring program had significantly higher peer attachment-trust and need for closeness scores at post-test than at pre-test. Implications for working with adolescent immigrants are discussed.
Descriptors: Mentors, Foreign Countries, Immigrants, High School Students, Asian Americans, Acculturation, Data Analysis, Attachment Behavior, Trust (Psychology), Scores, Pretests Posttests, Peer Groups, Program Development, Program Evaluation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China