Perceived Racial Discrimination and Psychiatric Outcomes among Asian Americans

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The present study related generational status, family dynamics, and perceptions of racial discrimination (PRD) to acute psychiatric outcomes among a nationally representative Asian American sample (N = 2095), using data from the National Latino and Asian American Study (NLAAS). High self-reports of PRD were correlated with endorsement of clinical depression and suicidality as predicted. Regression analyses suggested that high PRD, low family cohesion, and high family conflict served as significant predictors of poor mental health independently, but moderator hypotheses predicting the interaction of these factors were not supported. Clinical and research implications are provided.

Creator(s): Varghese, Anita
Creation Date: December 2009
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Publisher Name: University of North Texas
Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
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  • Creation: December 2009
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The present study related generational status, family dynamics, and perceptions of racial discrimination (PRD) to acute psychiatric outcomes among a nationally representative Asian American sample (N = 2095), using data from the National Latino and Asian American Study (NLAAS). High self-reports of PRD were correlated with endorsement of clinical depression and suicidality as predicted. Regression analyses suggested that high PRD, low family cohesion, and high family conflict served as significant predictors of poor mental health independently, but moderator hypotheses predicting the interaction of these factors were not supported. Clinical and research implications are provided.

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Level: Doctoral
Discipline: Clinical Psychology
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Keyword(s): Racial discrimination | immigrant mental health | Asian Americans
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UNT Libraries
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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  • OCLC: 608678577 |
  • UNTCAT: b3829475 |
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc12210
Resource Type: Thesis or Dissertation
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Holder: Varghese, Anita
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