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Kiang, Lisa; Witkow, Melissa R.; Champagne, Mariette C. – Developmental Psychology, 2013
Identity development is a highly salient task for adolescents, especially those from immigrant backgrounds, yet longitudinal research that tracks simultaneous change in ethnic identity and American identity over time has been limited. With a focus on 177 Asian American adolescents recruited from an emerging immigrant community, in the current…
Descriptors: Identification (Psychology), Racial Identification, Ethnicity, Asian Americans
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Kiang, Lisa; Buchanan, Christy M. – Developmental Psychology, 2014
Daily-diary data from 180 Asian American 9th-10th graders (58% female, 75% second generation; "M" age = 14.97 years) were used to investigate how family, school, and peer stress are each associated with same-day and next-day (lagged) well-being, and vice versa. Hierarchical linear modeling provided support for reciprocal links when…
Descriptors: Asian American Students, High School Students, Stress Variables, Well Being
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Kiang, Lisa; Supple, Andrew J.; Stein, Gabriela L.; Gonzalez, Laura M. – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2012
Research on the academic adjustment of immigrant adolescents has been predominately conducted in large cities among established migration areas. To broaden the field's restricted focus, data from 172 (58% female) Asian American adolescents who reside within a non-traditional or emerging immigrant community in the Southeastern US were used to…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Adolescents, Gender Discrimination, Asian Americans
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Kiang, Lisa – Journal of Research on Adolescence, 2012
Establishing life purpose is a key developmental task; however, how it is linked to adolescents' everyday family, school, extracurricular, and leisure experiences remains unclear. Using daily diary data from 180 Asian American ninth and tenth graders (50% ninth; 58% female; 25% first generation), daily purpose was positively related to daily…
Descriptors: Leisure Time, Adolescents, Developmental Tasks, Grade 9
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Kiang, Lisa; Andrews, Kandace; Stein, Gabriela L.; Supple, Andrew J.; Gonzalez, Laura M. – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2013
Socioeconomic stress has long been found to place youth at risk, with low family income conferring disadvantages in adolescents' school achievement and success. This study investigates the role of socioeconomic stress on academic adjustment, and pinpoints family obligation as a possible buffer of negative associations. We examined direct and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Grade Point Average, Adolescents
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Kiang, Lisa; Peterson, Jamie Lee; Thompson, Taylor L. – Journal of Research on Adolescence, 2011
Growing diversity and evidence that diverse friendships enhance psychosocial success highlight the importance of understanding adolescents' ethnic peer preferences. Using social identity and social contact frameworks, the ethnic preferences of 169 Asian American adolescents (60% female) were examined in relation to ethnic identity, perceived…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Asian Americans, Immigrants, Friendship
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Fuligni, Andrew J.; Kiang, Lisa; Witkow, Melissa R.; Baldelomar, Oscar – Child Development, 2008
An important question for the acculturation of adolescents from immigrant families is whether they retain ethnic labels that refer to their national origin (e.g., Mexican, Chinese) or adopt labels that are dominant in American society (e.g., Latino, Asian American, American). Approximately 380 adolescents from Asian and Latin American immigrant…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Adolescents, Asian Americans, Immigrants
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Kiang, Lisa; Fuligni, Andrew J. – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2010
Establishing a sense of life meaning is a primary facet of well-being, yet is understudied in adolescent development. Using data from 579 adolescents (53% female) from Latin American, Asian, and European backgrounds, demographic differences in meaning in life, links with psychological and academic adjustment, and the role of meaning in explaining…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Ethnicity, Adolescents, Asian Americans
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Kiang, Lisa; Fuligni, Andrew J. – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2009
Ninth graders (N = 679; 50% male, 50% female) from Latin American (41%), Asian (38%), and European (21%) backgrounds reported on their ethnic identity and family attitudes and relationships. Adolescents also completed daily checklists of family interactions over a two-week period. Results indicated that ethnic identity, measured through…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Leisure Time, Family Relationship, Adolescents
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Kiang, Lisa; Witkow, Melissa R.; Baldelomar, Oscar A.; Fuligni, Andrew J. – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2010
Changes in adolescents' ethnic identity (e.g., exploration, belonging) were examined over the 4 years of high school. Results from 541 adolescents (51% female) with Latin American, Asian, and European backgrounds suggest that, as a group, adolescents do not report developmental changes in their ethnic exploration and belonging over time. Yet,…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Adolescents, Hispanic Americans, Self Concept
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Kiang, Lisa; Fuligni, Andrew J. – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2009
Within an ethnically diverse sample of young adults (n = 223, 26% Latin American, 14% Asian American, 32% Filipino American, 28% European American), average levels of ethnic identity was found to vary significantly across different relational contexts. Regardless of ethnicity, young adults reported highest levels of ethnic exploration and ethnic…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Young Adults, Filipino Americans, North Americans
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Kiang, Lisa – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2008
Self-reported ethnic labels were examined among 242 young American adults with Chinese ancestry (age range = 18-32 years, M = 23.97; 73% female, 27% male). Ethnic labels fell under broad categories whereby 22% reported heritage national labels (e.g., Chinese), 35% added American to their heritage national label (e.g., Chinese American), and 42%…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Peer Groups, Labeling (of Persons), Chinese Americans
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Kiang, Lisa; Yip, Tiffany; Fuligni, Andrew J. – Journal of Research on Adolescence, 2008
A person-centered approach was used to determine how identification across multiple social domains (ethnic, American, family, religious) was associated with distinct identity clusters. Utilizing data from 222 young adults from European, Filipino, Latin, and Asian American backgrounds, four clusters were found (Many Social Identities, Blended/Low…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Asian Americans, Minority Groups, Self Concept
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Kiang, Lisa; Perreira, Krista M.; Fuligni, Andrew J. – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2011
Understanding adolescents' use of ethnic labels is a key developmental issue, particularly given the practical significance of identity and self-definition in adolescents' lives. Ethnic labeling was examined among adolescents in the traditional immigrant receiving area of Los Angeles (Asian n = 258, Latino n = 279) and the non-traditional…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Labeling (of Persons), Immigrants, Ethnic Groups