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The effects of contact with Asians and Asian Americans on White American college students: attitudes, awareness of racial discrimination, and psychological adjustment.
Am J Community Psychol. 2008 Dec; 42(3-4):298-308.AJ

Abstract

On the basis of acculturation theory, explicating mutual influences between different cultural or ethnic groups coming into contact, this study focused "on the other side of acculturation" theory by examining the effects of intercultural contact with Asians and Asian Americans on the psychosocial experiences of White American college students. Participants (N = 315), undergraduates attending a public university located within the state of Massachusetts, completed a survey that assessed demographic and personal characteristics, acculturation (extent of intercultural contact with Asian people and Asian cultures), attitudes towards Asians and Asian Americans, awareness of institutional discrimination and blatant racial issues, and psychological distress. Results indicated that White American students' intercultural contact with Asians and Asian Americans contributed significant variance to the prediction of their attitudes towards this ethnic group and awareness of discrimination and racial issues, but not to psychological distress. This study provides implications for understanding mutual acculturative influences between different ethnic groups in the United States.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts Lowell, 870 Broadway Street, Lowell, MA 01854, USA. khanh_dinh@uml.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18923895

Citation

Dinh, Khanh T., et al. "The Effects of Contact With Asians and Asian Americans On White American College Students: Attitudes, Awareness of Racial Discrimination, and Psychological Adjustment." American Journal of Community Psychology, vol. 42, no. 3-4, 2008, pp. 298-308.
Dinh KT, Weinstein TL, Nemon M, et al. The effects of contact with Asians and Asian Americans on White American college students: attitudes, awareness of racial discrimination, and psychological adjustment. Am J Community Psychol. 2008;42(3-4):298-308.
Dinh, K. T., Weinstein, T. L., Nemon, M., & Rondeau, S. (2008). The effects of contact with Asians and Asian Americans on White American college students: attitudes, awareness of racial discrimination, and psychological adjustment. American Journal of Community Psychology, 42(3-4), 298-308. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10464-008-9202-z
Dinh KT, et al. The Effects of Contact With Asians and Asian Americans On White American College Students: Attitudes, Awareness of Racial Discrimination, and Psychological Adjustment. Am J Community Psychol. 2008;42(3-4):298-308. PubMed PMID: 18923895.
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