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Acculturation, intergenerational conflict, distress and stress in Filipino-American families

Intergenerational conflict, a well-documented phenomenon in immigrant families, occurs when parents and children experience varying rates of acculturation in the dominant culture. Existing literature demonstrates the negative effects of intergenerational conflict in Asian-American families, including Filipino-American households. Currently, however, the majority of studies on acculturation gap and intergenerational conflict in this particular population are confined only to Filipino-American adolescents, and not much is known about their effects on the immigrant parents. This study aimed to help bridge this gap by investigating the relationship between the variables, acculturation gap and intergenerational conflict, and parental psychological distress and marital stress in Filipino-American parents. Using a variety of measurements, the responses of 70 Philippine-born parents were assessed using bivariate correlation, multiple regression analyses, and Path analysis. Results will help inform clinical practice and for future research on this second-largest immigrant group in the United States. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2013 APA, all rights reserved).

B.Valenzuela Fortune
Fortune, Brenda Valenzuela: Regent U , US
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