ERIC Number: EJ893776
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
Relationships among Self-Concealment, Mindfulness and Negative Psychological Outcomes in Asian American and European American College Students
Masuda, Akihiko; Wendell, Johanna W.; Chou, Ying-Yi; Feinstein, Amanda B.
International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, v32 n3 p165-177 Sep 2010
Research on Asian Americans and their psychological adjustment is limited. Consisting of two cross-sectional studies, the present investigation examined the relationships among self-concealment, mindfulness, emotional distress in stressful interpersonal situations, and general psychological ill-health in Asian American college students, and in comparison with European American counterparts. In the Asian Americans, self-concealment was found to be positively related to general psychological ill-health and negatively related to mindfulness. In both ethnic groups, mindfulness was found to be negatively related to general psychological ill-health. Findings suggest that, as seen with European American counterparts, both self-concealment and mindfulness may be important concepts in understanding the psychological adjustments of Asian American college students.
Descriptors: College Students, Psychology, Asian Americans, North Americans, Student Adjustment, Emotional Adjustment, Case Studies, Emotional Disturbances, Interpersonal Relationship, Comparative Analysis, Metacognition, Mental Health
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Education Level: Higher Education
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