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Kang, Hannah S.; Haddad, Eileen; Chen, Chuansheng; Greenberger, Ellen – Early Education and Development, 2014
Research Findings: Previous research has suggested that children from immigrant families face multiple stressors associated with acculturation. One component of acculturation that has not been widely explored in relation to children's socioemotional development is limited English proficiency (LEP). Given that English is the main language used in…
Descriptors: Limited English Speaking, Well Being, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans
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Chang, Esther S.; Heckhausen, Jutta; Greenberger, Ellen; Chen, Chuansheng – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2010
This study proposed and confirmed three ways in which college students can perceive "shared" agency and two ways in which they can perceive "non-shared" agency with parents when pursuing educational goals in college. Differences and similarities were examined among participants from four ethnic backgrounds (N = 515; 67% female): East Asian…
Descriptors: College Students, Pacific Islanders, Youth, Asian Americans
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Chung, William Y.; Chen, Chuansheng; Greenberger, Ellen; Heckhausen, Jutta – Journal of Research on Adolescence, 2009
This 1-year longitudinal study investigated the effects of adolescents' depressed mood on perceived parental and peer warmth during the transition to young adulthood. We hypothesized that ethnicity would moderate such effects. As part of a larger study, 511 adolescents (154 European, 205 Hispanic, and 152 Asian Americans) participated in this…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, Depression (Psychology)
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Chen, Chuansheng; Edwards, Kari; Young, Brandy; Greenberger, Ellen – Journal of Social Psychology, 2001
Examines attitudes and behaviors regarding close relationships between European and Asian Americans, focusing specifically on five subgroups of Asian Americans. Finds that the European Americans did not differentiate among the subgroups and their attitudes were less positive toward Asian Americans, while five subgroups expressed a hierarchy of…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Chinese Americans, College Students, Comparative Analysis
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Greenberger, Ellen; Chen, Chuansheng – Developmental Psychology, 1996
Examined associations between perceived family relationships and depressive symptoms in two ethnic contexts--European American and Asian American--at two developmentally important points--early adolescence and late adolescence/early adulthood. Found that ethnic differences in depressed mood not evident in the early adolescent sample emerged in the…
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Age Differences, Asian Americans, College Students
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Chen, Chuansheng; Stevenson, Harold W. – Child Development, 1995
Examined academic achievement under a cultural motivational framework. Asian American students' performance in mathematics was found to be between that of Chinese and Japanese students and that of Caucasian Americans. Suggests that academic achievement reflects a cultural heritage that emphasizes education and the ability of all persons to benefit…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Academic Achievement, Asian American Students, Comparative Analysis
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Greenberger, Ellen; Lessard, Jared; Chen, Chuansheng; Farruggia, Susan P. – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2008
Anecdotal evidence suggests an increase in entitled attitudes and behaviors of youth in school and college settings. Using a newly developed scale to assess "academic entitlement" (AE), a construct that includes expectations of high grades for modest effort and demanding attitudes towards teachers, this research is the first to investigate the…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Grade Point Average, Incentives
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Haddad, Eileen; Chen, Chuansheng; Greenberger, Ellen – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2011
Previous research has consistently documented the importance of VIPs (mentors or important non-parental adults) in the lives of adolescents. Little is known, however, about whether VIPs play the same important roles across ethnic groups and whether VIPs remain influential when adolescents are older and involved in romantic relationships. The…
Descriptors: Psychological Characteristics, Ethnic Groups, Adolescents, Psychology
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Chang, Esther S.; Chen, Chuansheng; Greenberger, Ellen; Dooley, David; Heckhausen, Jutta – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2006
This study investigated ethnic as well as gender and generational similarities and differences in the life goals among graduating high-school seniors. Adolescents came from six ethnic groups: White, African, Mexican, Other Latino, Filipino, and East/Southeast Asian Americans. Their self-articulated medium-range life goals were grouped into 8 major…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, High School Seniors, Adolescents, Ethnic Groups
Chen, Chuansheng – 1991
This study investigates cross-cultural differences in students' acceptance of their parents' values about education and social activities. It also examines the relation between acceptance of values and such factors as type of values, knowledge of parental values, mathematics achievement, and psychological well-being. Participants were over 3,000…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences
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Zhang, Yanyan; Haddad, Eileen; Torres, Bernadeth; Chen, Chuansheng – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2011
Previous research has consistently demonstrated the importance of parents' expectations and adolescents' expectations on adolescents' academic achievement. Less is known, however, about the reciprocal relationships among these constructs. To address this issue, we analyzed two waves of data from the "National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988"…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Ethnic Groups, Academic Achievement, Adolescents