Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Previous studies in Asian American psychology literature on cultural factors of acculturation and ethnic identity have yielded mixed findings in its relation to psychological outcomes. Furthermore, there is a gap in the knowledge base regarding the internalization of the model minority stereotype and its impact on Asian Americans. Due to Asian Americans' tendency to value academic excellence as a result of socialization by cultural values and family upbringings, this study examined the effects acculturative stress, ethnic identity, and the internalization of model minority on academic stress, academic performance, and mental health.
Results of this study indicated that acculturative stress significantly predicted academic stress and depression, and academic stress partially mediated the relationship between acculturative stress and depression. Additionally, results revealed that ethnic identity did not moderate the relationship between acculturative stress and academic stress. Results also indicated the internalization of the model minority stereotype was not related to academic stress, however, it was negatively related to depression from path analysis. None of the variables were related to academic performance. Clinical implications, limitations, and directions for future research are discussed.
Chang, Hanna Yun-Han, "The Internalization of the Model Minority Stereotype, Acculturative Stress, and Ethnic Identity on Academic Stress, Academic Performance, and Mental Health Among Asian American College Students" (2017). Dissertations. 2785.
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