Author

Qi XuFollow

Date of Submission

Spring 2011

Academic Program

Psychology

Advisor

Stuart Levine

Abstract/Artist's Statement

The present study examines the acculturation gap and the acculturation dimension of language between 1st - 2nd generation Asian Americans (Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Malaysian) adolescents and their first generation immigrant parents and its predicted relationship to the likelihood of perceived family conflict. Survey data was collected from 34 Asian American college students using the Suinn-Lew Asian Self Identity Acculturation Scale (SL-ASIA) and the Asian American Family Conflicts Scale (AAFCS). It was predicted that the larger the gap between the levels of acculturation and language acculturation of the parent and child, the greater the likelihood of experienced family conflict. Correlation and regression statistical analyses conducted supported the two main hypotheses. Post hoc examinations also revealed many secondary associations between background variables.

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Open Access

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