In the United States, statistics of demographics has evolved as the ethnic group grows. The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between acculturation, socioeconomic status, and mental health services utilization among Asian Americans adults (N = 2,690,000). The California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) was used for this study. The result of the study indicated that acculturation, socioeconomic status, and other independent variables affected how Asian Americans' perception of mental illness and attitudes toward mental health services.
Implications and future research recommendations were discussed to provide mental health professionals with a further understanding of cultural barriers and help-seeking behaviors of Asian Americans, thereby, providing culturally sensitive, effective, and competent mental health services to Asian Americans.
|Commitee:||Nieto, Lurline P., Trujillo, Jorge L.|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 51/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
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