Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Relationships between cultural values and mental health perceptions among Southeast Asian Indians living in the United States
by Savdharia, Sheena, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2012, 82; 1517785
Abstract (Summary)

This study examined the relationship between acculturation, cultural values, and perceptions of mental health and mental health service use among Southeast Asian Indians living in the United States, using a quantitative descriptive research design. The sample recruited for this study consisted of 85 participants, many did not answer the demographic questions, but of those who did there were 24 females and 26 males.

The findings from this study indicated a few statistically significant generational differences in mental health and cultural values. Individuals born in the United States felt less alone and did not hold on to cultural values as strongly as individuals who immigrated to the United States. Also significant results were found in comparing perceptions of mental health service use to income and acculturation. Other areas did not hold statistical significance. Implications for social work practice and areas for future research are also discussed.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Gurrola, Maria
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 51/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Asian American Studies, Mental health, Social work
Publication Number: 1517785
ISBN: 978-1-267-47412-4
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