Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Spiritual well-being and acculturative stress among older Chinese immigrants in the United States
by Liu, Ying-Han, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2012, 114; 1517719
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship among spiritual well-being, the level of acculturative stress, and demographic variables in a sample of Chinese older adults (n = 129) who immigrated from China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong to the United States at or after age 50. This exploratory correlational study used a combination of convenience and snowball sampling and a self-administered questionnaire consisting of the Spiritual Well-Being Scale (SWBS), the Acculturative Stress Scale, and Demographics. The results indicated that spiritual well-being did not predict acculturative stress among older Chinese immigrants. However, Chinese immigrant elders who had faith in God or a higher power and were more satisfied with their relationships with families tend to have higher spiritual well-being scores. Those with satisfactory relationships with their families also reported lower levels of acculturative stress. Implications for Gerontology practice and education for this population were discussed.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: White, Barbara
Commitee:
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 51/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Social studies education, Ethnic studies, Spirituality
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Publication Number: 1517719
ISBN: 9781267470805
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