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ERIC Number: EJ974610
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-1520-3247
Conflicts and Communication between High-Achieving Chinese American Adolescents and Their Parents
Qin, Desiree Baolian; Chang, Tzu-Fen; Han, Eun-Jin; Chee, Grace
New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, n135 p35-57 Spr 2012
Drawing on in-depth interview data collected on 18 high-achieving Chinese American students, the authors examine domains of acculturation-based conflicts, parent and child internal conflicts, and conflict resolution in their families. Their analyses show that well-established negative communication patterns in educational expectations, divergent attitudes toward other races and country of origin, and cultural and language barriers contributed to parent-child conflicts. Their findings also illustrate important internal conflicts both adolescents and parents had along the cultural tightrope of autonomy and relatedness. Finally, the vertical in-group conflict resolution style that was evidenced in youths' accounts raises questions about cultural differences in constructive versus destructive conflict resolution styles.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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