The cultural negotiations of Korean immigrant youth

Christine J. Yen, Pei Wen Ma, Anvita Madan-Bahel, Caria D. Hunter, Sunna Jung, Angela B. Kim, Kyoko Akitaya, Kiyoko Sasaki

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The authors investigated the process of cultural adjustment among 13 Korean immigrant youths using consensual qualitative research (C. E. Hill, B. J. Thompson, & E. N. Williams, 1997). Results indicate that Korean youth are expected to negotiate and shift their identities to meet differing expectations across various interpersonal contexts. Participants also report struggling to balance "American" and "Korean" cultural values and norms and to use social support networks, such as family and friends, to deal with the stress of acculturation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)172-182
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Counseling and Development
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology


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