Model minority stereotypes of Asian American women in American media: perceptions and influences among women of diverse racial-ethnic backgrounds

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dc.contributor.author Wu, Yue
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-18T13:26:19Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-18T13:26:19Z
dc.date.issued 2010-05-18T13:26:19Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/4172
dc.description.abstract This study examines women’s interpretations of model minority stereotypes of Asian American women in prime-time television. This stereotype depicts Asian Americans as well educated, intelligent, competitive, hardworking and successful career women. Using focus group discussions, this study recalls perceptions and explores potential effects of model minority stereotypes in prime-time television among women of varied racial-ethnic backgrounds. The study finds that both Asian/Asian American women and women from other racial-ethnic groups confirm belief in the model minority media stereotype in prime-time television. The selfperception and others’ perception of Asian American women as a model minority imposes stress on Asian/Asian American women in terms of gender role, academic performance and career achievement. Additionally, perceptions toward the model minority media stereotype among women of varied racial-ethnic backgrounds influence intergroup relations, interracial contact and evaluation of the model minority media image. Implications indicate that the model minority media stereotype has both positive and negative influences on Asian/Asian American women and other racial-ethnic groups. The study suggests that American media can increase the frequency and diversity of Asian American women’s media representation to reduce the negative societal influence of one-dimensional media stereotypes. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject the model minority stereotype en_US
dc.subject racial-ethnic background en_US
dc.subject focus group en_US
dc.subject Asian American women en_US
dc.subject prime-time television en_US
dc.subject racial perceptions en_US
dc.title Model minority stereotypes of Asian American women in American media: perceptions and influences among women of diverse racial-ethnic backgrounds en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Science en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department Department of Journalism and Mass Communications en_US
dc.description.advisor Louise Benjamin en_US
dc.subject.umi Mass Communications (0708) en_US
dc.subject.umi Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies (0631) en_US
dc.subject.umi Women's Studies (0453) en_US
dc.date.published 2010 en_US
dc.date.graduationmonth August en_US

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