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ERIC Number: EJ810297
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: ISSN-1520-3247
The "Model Minority" and Their Discontent: Examining Peer Discrimination and Harassment of Chinese American Immigrant Youth
Qin, Desiree Baolian; Way, Niobe; Rana, Meenal
New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, n121 p27-42 Fall 2008
Using an ecological framework, the authors explore the reasons for peer discrimination and harassment reported by many Chinese American youth. They draw on longitudinal data collected on 120 first- and second-generation Chinese American students from two studies conducted in Boston and New York. Our analyses suggested that reasons for these experiences of harassment lay with the beliefs about academic ability, the students' immigrant status and language barriers, within-group conflicts, and their physical appearance that made them different from other ethnic minority or majority students. Implications and future research are also discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts; New York