Korean American Adolescents (KAAs) and Their Parents: Their Perceptions of Acculturative Stress and Mental Health Promotion Programs for KAAs

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158557
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Presentation
Title:
Korean American Adolescents (KAAs) and Their Parents: Their Perceptions of Acculturative Stress and Mental Health Promotion Programs for KAAs
Abstract:
Korean American Adolescents (KAAs) and Their Parents: Their Perceptions of Acculturative Stress and Mental Health Promotion Programs for KAAs
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2006
Author:Choi, Heeseung, DSN, MPH, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Illinois at Chicago
Title:Post Doctoral Fellow
Contact Address:College of Nursing, 845 S. Damen Ave., Chicago, IL, 60612, USA
Contact Telephone:312-413-9044
Co-Authors:Barbara L. Dancy, PhD, FAAN, RN, Professor; Mi Ja Kim, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor; and Kathleen F. Norr, PhD, Professor
Purposes: Korean American adolescents (KAAs) are known to have stressful experiences in adjusting to the American life and are at high risk for mental health problems, and yet research regarding their experiences with acculturative stress, coping strategies, and their perceptions of mental health promotion programs (MHPPs) is limited. In particular, no studies are noted in the literature regarding congruity between KAAs' and their parents' perceptions of these issues. The specific aims of this cross-sectional, descriptive qualitative study were to describe KAAs' and their parents' perceptions of the KAAs' experiences with acculturative stress and their coping strategies; and to explore views of adolescent-parent about effective MHPPs that would help KAAs' experiences with acculturative stress. Conceptual Framework: The Cognitive-Motivational-Relational conceptual framework guided this study. Methods: A convenient sample of six adolescents (two males and four females aged 11 to 14 years) and their five parents were recruited from four Korean churches in the Chicago metropolitan area. Individual in-depth face-to-face interviews with adolescents and their parents were conducted concurrently but separately. All interviews were audio-taped and transcribed. Qualitative content analysis was used to analyze the data. Results: This study revealed four themes in relation to KAAs' experiences with acculturative stress: generational conflicts, cultural conflicts, language barriers, and discrimination. Key components for developing MHPPs for KAAs and their parents included stress management, social skill development, adolescents' mental health issues, ethnic identity establishment, role play, and recreational activities which enhance parent-child relationship. Coping strategies commonly used by KAAs and expected barriers to participate in the MHPPs were also discussed. Conclusions: Acculturative stress experienced by KAAs, their coping strategies, and views on MHPPs from adolescent-parents perspectives provided a baseline data for developing culturally and developmentally relevant MHPPs for both KAAs and their parents.
[Poster Presentation]
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleKorean American Adolescents (KAAs) and Their Parents: Their Perceptions of Acculturative Stress and Mental Health Promotion Programs for KAAsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158557-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Korean American Adolescents (KAAs) and Their Parents: Their Perceptions of Acculturative Stress and Mental Health Promotion Programs for KAAs</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Choi, Heeseung, DSN, MPH, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Illinois at Chicago</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Post Doctoral Fellow</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, 845 S. Damen Ave., Chicago, IL, 60612, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">312-413-9044</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">hchoi20@uic.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Barbara L. Dancy, PhD, FAAN, RN, Professor; Mi Ja Kim, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor; and Kathleen F. Norr, PhD, Professor</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purposes: Korean American adolescents (KAAs) are known to have stressful experiences in adjusting to the American life and are at high risk for mental health problems, and yet research regarding their experiences with acculturative stress, coping strategies, and their perceptions of mental health promotion programs (MHPPs) is limited. In particular, no studies are noted in the literature regarding congruity between KAAs' and their parents' perceptions of these issues. The specific aims of this cross-sectional, descriptive qualitative study were to describe KAAs' and their parents' perceptions of the KAAs' experiences with acculturative stress and their coping strategies; and to explore views of adolescent-parent about effective MHPPs that would help KAAs' experiences with acculturative stress. Conceptual Framework: The Cognitive-Motivational-Relational conceptual framework guided this study. Methods: A convenient sample of six adolescents (two males and four females aged 11 to 14 years) and their five parents were recruited from four Korean churches in the Chicago metropolitan area. Individual in-depth face-to-face interviews with adolescents and their parents were conducted concurrently but separately. All interviews were audio-taped and transcribed. Qualitative content analysis was used to analyze the data. Results: This study revealed four themes in relation to KAAs' experiences with acculturative stress: generational conflicts, cultural conflicts, language barriers, and discrimination. Key components for developing MHPPs for KAAs and their parents included stress management, social skill development, adolescents' mental health issues, ethnic identity establishment, role play, and recreational activities which enhance parent-child relationship. Coping strategies commonly used by KAAs and expected barriers to participate in the MHPPs were also discussed. Conclusions: Acculturative stress experienced by KAAs, their coping strategies, and views on MHPPs from adolescent-parents perspectives provided a baseline data for developing culturally and developmentally relevant MHPPs for both KAAs and their parents.<br/>[Poster Presentation]</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:10:25Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:10:25Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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