Psychosocial Aspects of the Asian-American Experience

Psychosocial Aspects of the Asian-American Experience

by Namkee G Choi
     
 

Discover intervention strategies for issues affecting Asian Americans!

This important book examines the childhood, adolescence, young adulthood, and aging stages of Asian Americans to help researchers and practitioners offer better services to this ethnic group. Psychosocial Aspects of the Asian-American Experience will help you understand the ethnic and cultural

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Discover intervention strategies for issues affecting Asian Americans!

This important book examines the childhood, adolescence, young adulthood, and aging stages of Asian Americans to help researchers and practitioners offer better services to this ethnic group. Psychosocial Aspects of the Asian-American Experience will help you understand the ethnic and cultural diversity within the Asian-American population and offers both quantitative and qualitative research that may impact social policies and social services for Asian Americans.

Representing Chinese, Japanese, Filipinos, Koreans, Asian Indians, Vietnamese, Hmong, Cambodians, and native-born Hawaiians, this helpful book covers a wide span of individual ethnic identities in order to represent the scope of the Asian-American subculture.

The topics and problems examined in Psychosocial Aspects of the Asian-American Experience include:

  • ethnic identity, acculturation, and cultural orientation
  • psychological adjustment of adoptees
  • attitudes and behavior of adolescents regarding academic achievement
  • social network composition
  • depression and other mental health problems
  • dating violence and domestic abuse
  • substance abuse
  • aging

    In addition to analyzing these problems, this book also presents culturally competent intervention strategies to assist human services practitioners in offering their clients relevant services that are appropriate for their ethnic backgrounds, beliefs, and experiences. This book is also a valuable resource for researchers, policymakers, and graduate students and faculty members in the areas of social work, sociology, psychology, and ethnic studies.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789010490
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Series:
Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment Ser.
Pages:
354
Product dimensions:
8.72(w) x 6.24(h) x 1.13(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Asian Americans in the Twentieth Century7
Adoptive Parents and Identity Development for Chinese Children19
Asian American Adolescents' Academic Achievement: A Look Behind the Model Minority Image35
Depression Level in Inner-City Asian American Adolescents: The Contributions of Cultural Orientation and Interpersonal Relationships49
Causal Modeling Predicting Psychological Adjustment of Korean-Born Adolescent Adoptees65
Network Composition, Social Integration, and Sense of Coherence in Chinese American Young Adults83
Cultural Orientation of Hmong Young Adults99
Filipino American Dating Violence: Definitions, Contextual Justifications, and Experiences of Dating Violence115
"Being Indian," "Being American": A Balancing Act or a Creative Blend?135
The Current State of Mental Health Research on Asian Americans159
Is an Independent Self a Requisite for Asian Immigrants' Psychological Well-Being in the U.S.? The Case of Korean Americans179
Model Minority Demystified: Emotional Costs of Multiple Victimizations in the Lives of Women of Japanese Descent201
Acculturation, Premigration Traumatic Experiences, and Depression Among Vietnamese Americans225
Somatic Complaint and Social Suffering Among Survivors of the Cambodian Killing Fields243
Culturally Competent Substance Abuse Treatment for Asian/Pacific Islander Women263
Stress, Coping, and Depression Among Elderly Korean Immigrants281
Diversity Within Diversity: Research and Social Work Practice Issues with Asian American Elders301
Index321

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