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Discrimination and adjustment among Chinese American adolescents: family conflict and family cohesion as vulnerability and protective factors.
Am J Public Health. 2010 Dec; 100(12):2403-9.AJ

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

We examined racial/ethnic discrimination experiences of Chinese American adolescents to determine how discrimination is linked to poor adjustment (i.e., loneliness, anxiety, and somatization) and how the context of the family can buffer or exacerbate these links.

METHODS

We collected survey data from 181 Chinese American adolescents and their parents in Northern California. We conducted hierarchical regression analyses to examine main effects and 2-way interactions of perceived discrimination with family conflict and family cohesion.

RESULTS

Discrimination was related to poorer adjustment in terms of loneliness, anxiety, and somatization, but family conflict and cohesion modified these relations. Greater family conflict exacerbated the negative effects of discrimination, and greater family cohesion buffered the negative effects of discrimination.

CONCLUSIONS

Our findings highlight the importance of identifying family-level moderators to help adolescents and their families handle experiences of discrimination.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychology, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA 94132, USA. ljuang@sfsu.eduNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20966371

Citation

Juang, Linda P., and Alvin A. Alvarez. "Discrimination and Adjustment Among Chinese American Adolescents: Family Conflict and Family Cohesion as Vulnerability and Protective Factors." American Journal of Public Health, vol. 100, no. 12, 2010, pp. 2403-9.
Juang LP, Alvarez AA. Discrimination and adjustment among Chinese American adolescents: family conflict and family cohesion as vulnerability and protective factors. Am J Public Health. 2010;100(12):2403-9.
Juang, L. P., & Alvarez, A. A. (2010). Discrimination and adjustment among Chinese American adolescents: family conflict and family cohesion as vulnerability and protective factors. American Journal of Public Health, 100(12), 2403-9. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2009.185959
Juang LP, Alvarez AA. Discrimination and Adjustment Among Chinese American Adolescents: Family Conflict and Family Cohesion as Vulnerability and Protective Factors. Am J Public Health. 2010;100(12):2403-9. PubMed PMID: 20966371.
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