Author ORCID Identifier

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9566-4197 : Wansoo Park

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2009

Publication Title

Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment

Volume

19

Issue

5

First Page

626

Last Page

634

DOI

10.1080/10911350902910542

Abstract

This study investigated Korean-American adolescents’ stress related to their acculturation experiences and mental health. A total of 260 Korean-American adolescents from immigrant families (ages 12–18 years) participated in the study. The U.S. born group had a higher level of acculturative stress than the Korea-born group (t D 2.222; df D 258; p < .05). Males reported a higher level of self-esteem than females (t D 2.112; df D 257; p < .05). Acculturative stress was positively correlated with depression (r D .299; p < .01) and negatively related to self-esteem (r D .292; p < .01). Self-esteem was negatively related to depression (r D .536; p < .01).

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