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ERIC Number: EJ891357
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0047-2891
Cultural Orientation as a Moderator of the Relationship between Chinese American Adolescents' Discrimination Experiences and Delinquent Behaviors
Deng, Shiying; Kim, Su Yeong; Vaughan, Phillip W.; Li, Jing
Journal of Youth and Adolescence, v39 n9 p1027-1040 Sep 2010
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships among Chinese American adolescents' discrimination experiences, cultural orientations, and delinquent behaviors. Data were collected from three hundred and eleven Chinese American adolescents (58% girls) and their parents when the adolescents were 7th or 8th graders and again 4 years later. The data analyses demonstrated that adolescents' perceptions of discrimination and victimization experiences were significantly related to their delinquent behaviors conditionally based upon their cultural orientation. Specifically, adolescents' high Chinese cultural orientation amplified the negative impact of discriminatory experiences on delinquent behaviors whereas high Western cultural orientation protected them against that impact. The significance of both ethnic and mainstream cultural orientations for understanding ethnic minority adolescents' adjustment and improving their adjustment outcomes is discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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