Acculturation and mental health: Perspectives from Chinese immigrants and European Canadians

dc.contributor.advisorSafdar, Saba
dc.contributor.authorChuong, Hoa Kim of Psychologyen_US of Guelphen_US of Artsen_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examined the acculturation of Chinese immigrants and the effects of daily hassles on psychophysical distress amongst first-generation Chinese immigrants and Canadian-born Europeans. A total of 142 European Canadians and 97 Chinese immigrants participated in the study. Results indicated that general hassles and psychological well-being were significant predictors of psychophysical distress for the European Canadians. For the Chinese immigrants, psychological well-being was a significant predictor, but neither general, ingroup nor outgroup hassles predicted psychophysical distress. However, outgroup hassles interacted with discrepancy from the perspective of the European Canadians in ideal acculturation attitude. Outgroup hassles did not interact with discrepancy in actual acculturation strategy. Results also indicated that Chinese immigrants considered integration to be their actual acculturation strategy and ideal acculturation attitude. The European Canadians considered Chinese immigrants to have adopted separation as their actual acculturation strategy and would like the immigrants to adopt integration in ways of thinking.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
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dc.subjectChinese immigrantsen_US
dc.subjectpsychophysical distressen_US
dc.subjectfirst-generation Chinese immigrantsen_US
dc.subjectCanadian-born Europeansen_US
dc.subjectpsychological well-beingen_US
dc.subjectoutgroup hasslesen_US
dc.titleAcculturation and mental health: Perspectives from Chinese immigrants and European Canadiansen_US


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