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Psychosocial Aspects of the Asian-American Experience
Diversity Within Diversity

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ISBN 9780789011503
Published April 18, 2001 by Routledge
354 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents


  • Introduction
  • Asian Americans in the Twentieth Century
  • Adoptive Parents and Identity Development for Chinese Children
  • Asian American Adolescents' Academic Achievement: A Look Behind the Model Minority Image
  • Depression Level in Inner-City Asian American Adolescent: The Contributions of Cultural Orientation and Interpersonal Relationships
  • Causal Modeling Predicting Psychological Adjustment of Korean-Born Adolescent Adoptees
  • Network Composition, Social Integration, and Sense of Coherence in Chinese American Young Adults
  • Cultural Orientation of Hmong Young Adults
  • Filipino American Dating Violence: Definitions, Contextual Justifications and Experiences of Dating Violence
  • “Being Indian,” “Being American”: A Balancing Act or a Creative Blend?
  • The Current State of Mental Health Research on Asian Americans
  • Is an Independent Self a Requisite for Asian Immigrants' Psychological Well-Being in the U.S.? The Case of Korean Americans
  • Model Minority Demystified: Emotional Costs of Multiple Victimizations in the Lives of Women of Japanese Descent
  • Acculturation, Premigration Traumatic Experiences, and Depression Among Vietnamese Americans
  • Somatic Complaint and Social Suffering Among Cambodian Survivors of the Killing Fields
  • Culturally Competent Substance Abuse Treatment for Asian/Pacific Island Women
  • Stress, Coping, and Depression among Elderly Korean Immigrants
  • Diversity Within Diversity: Research and Social Work Practice Issues with Asian American Elders
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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