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ERIC Number: EJ793352
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-0044-118X
Cultural Orientation in Asian American Adolescents: Variation by Age and Ethnic Density
Ying, Yu-Wen; Han, Meekyung; Wong, Sandra L.
Youth & Society, v39 n4 p507-523 2008
The study assessed variation in cultural orientation among Asian American adolescents by age and ethnic density in the community. A total of 128 students at a public high school in Oakland, California, participated in the study. Of these early and middle adolescents, 86 were Chinese American and 42 were Southeast Asian American. They completed the General Ethnicity Questionnaire-Ethnic and American versions, which assessed cultural orientation in the domains of cultural pride, language, social affiliation, food, and recreation. Middle adolescents reported a stronger ethnic orientation in the domains of social affiliation and recreation and weaker American orientation in the domains of food and language use (English) than early adolescents. Furthermore, Chinese Americans, residing in an ethnically dense community, reported a stronger ethnic orientation in the domains of language and food and a weaker American orientation in language than their Southeast Asian American peers with less access to their ethnic community. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California