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ERIC Number: EJ1151928
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1047-4412
Chinese Immigrant Parents' Perspectives on Psychological Well-Being, Acculturative Stress, and Support: Implications for Multicultural Consultation
Li, Chieh; Li, Huijun
Journal of Educational & Psychological Consultation, v27 n3 p245-270 2017
This study investigated Chinese immigrant parents' perspectives on Chinese immigrant children's psychological well-being, acculturative stress, and sources of support. We conducted focus groups with 22 Chinese immigrant parents of school-aged children (16 mothers and 6 fathers); obtained participants' sociocultural and linguistic backgrounds and acculturation levels through a self-developed questionnaire and the Suinn-Lew Asian Self-Identity Acculturation Scale; and coded and analyzed the verbatim transcripts of the focus groups through deductive and inductive procedures. Results yielded 8 definitions of psychological well-being, 2 acculturative and 6 general themes of stresses, and 3 themes of support. A comparison of the results with previous research findings reveals convergent views regarding essence in psychological well-being, acculturative stresses, sources of support, and wanted interventions at home and school among Chinese immigrant parents, adolescents, and mental health providers. The common and different perspectives between parents and children on these issues provide a helpful reference for multicultural consultation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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