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ERIC Number: EJ928659
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1066-4807
Vietnamese American Immigrant Parents: A Pilot Parenting Intervention
Wong, Y. Joel; Tran, Kimberly K.; Schwing, Alison E.; Cao, Lien H.; Ho, Phoenix Phung-Hoang; Nguyen, Quynh-Tram
Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, v19 n3 p314-321 Jul 2011
The main goal of this mixed-methods study was to examine the perceived effectiveness of a brief, community-based parenting intervention for Vietnamese American immigrant parents. A key component of the intervention involved participants listening to Vietnamese American adolescents' discussions about their relationships with their parents utilizing a fishbowl group format. After the parenting intervention, a focus group interview was conducted with eight participants to examine their reactions to the intervention. The following qualitative themes emerged from the focus group: (a) increased insight on parent-child relations, (b) need for improvement in communication skills, (c) parent-child cultural gaps, (d) issues of trust between parent and child, and (e) benefits from participation in the workshop. Quantitative findings revealed that after the intervention, participants reported greater intention to show expressive love to their children as well as increased parental empathy. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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