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.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 51/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social studies education, Ethnic studies, Spirituality|
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