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.

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Varghese, Anita 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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Varghese, Anita. Perceived Racial Discrimination and Psychiatric Outcomes among Asian Americans, dissertation, December 2009; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc12210/: accessed April 28, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .