Asian Americans: the mediating effects of family on the longitudinal impact of discrimination on self-esteem and wellbeing

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dc.contributor.author Lasley, Chandra Y.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-19T13:44:30Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-19T13:44:30Z
dc.date.issued 2016-05-01 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/32531
dc.description.abstract The model minority stereotype portrays Asian Americans as resilient, educationally and financially successful, and family-focused, while it downplays the realities of discrimination and its effects on self-esteem. Research suggests that gender roles and immigration experiences are contributing factors to why Asian American women, especially second-generation immigrants, experience greater stress than women of other ethnic groups and Asian American men in general. Considering most Asian Americans are of East and Southeast Asian heritages influenced by Confucian family values and gender roles, this study examined how these values mediated the associated from discrimination to self-esteem during adolescence, and to educational and financial achievement (wellbeing) during adulthood for second-generation immigrants. Using data from the Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Study (N = 554), results from a partially constrained group-comparison model demonstrated that Confucian values of familism and family cohesion were factors that significantly predicted adolescent self-esteem and adult educational achievement. Men’s level of familism endorsement was also uniquely related to experiences with discrimination. Clinical implications and further research directions are discussed. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Asian Americans en_US
dc.subject Second-generation immigrant en_US
dc.subject Confucian family values en_US
dc.subject Self-esteem en_US
dc.subject Discrimination en_US
dc.title Asian Americans: the mediating effects of family on the longitudinal impact of discrimination on self-esteem and wellbeing en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US
dc.description.degree Doctor of Philosophy en_US
dc.description.level Doctoral en_US
dc.description.department Family Studies and Human Services en_US
dc.description.advisor Joyce Baptist en_US
dc.date.published 2016 en_US
dc.date.graduationmonth May en_US


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