ERIC Number: EJ840802
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
East Indian Families Raising ABCD Adolescents: Cultural and Generational Challenges
Poulsen, Shruti S.
Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, v17 n2 p168-174 2009
Immigration is a process fraught with both challenges and opportunities for families. In particular, East Indian families with U.S.-born adolescents experience the challenges of bridging cultures across generational divides; they are perceived by others as confused, identity less, and conflicted or as American-Born, Confused Desis (ABCDs). This article explores the history of East Indian immigration to the United States, the cultural values and belief systems of these parents and adolescents, and some clinical and research implications for developing a richer and more complex understanding of this group.
Descriptors: Beliefs, American Indian Education, Adolescents, Values, Immigration, Cultural Pluralism, Cultural Context, Federal Legislation, Foreign Countries, Socialization, Indians
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: India; United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Immigration and Nationality Act 1965