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The Relations between identity, cultural values and mental health outcomes in Asian adults living in Canada

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dc.contributor.author Na, Sumin
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-08T22:08:12Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-08T22:08:12Z
dc.date.copyright 2012 en_US
dc.date.issued 2012-08-08
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/4119
dc.description.abstract The literature on identity and acculturation has discussed many aspects of the ethnic minorities‟ experience that have important implications for the mental health status of these individuals. The goal of the present study was to integrate these findings to create an encompassing picture of how these processes may interact with one another in first-generation Asian immigrants and Asian international students in Canada. Results indicated that one‟s identification to the mainstream and heritage cultures were dependent on one‟s stage in ethnic identity development. Second, it was found that ethnic identity exploration and ethnic identity achievement were differentially associated with reported levels of race-related stress. Third, bicultural conflict and vertical collectivism were negatively associated with psychological outcomes, whereas ethnic identity achievement was positively associated with well-being. Finally, strategies of self-continuity were not associated with the individualism-collectivism measures assessed in the study en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Acculturation en_US
dc.subject Ethnic Minority en_US
dc.subject Mental Health en_US
dc.subject International Students en_US
dc.subject Race-Related Stress en_US
dc.subject Acculturative Stress en_US
dc.subject Self-Continuity en_US
dc.subject Identity en_US
dc.title The Relations between identity, cultural values and mental health outcomes in Asian adults living in Canada en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Lalonde, Christopher Edward
dc.degree.department Dept. of Psychology en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science M.Sc. en_US
dc.rights.temp Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US


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