Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Accessing mental health services among Asian American adults: Evidence from the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS)
by Theis, Jingyi Y., M.S.N., California State University, Long Beach, 2013, 59; 1522656
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Singh-Carlson, Savitri
Commitee: Nieto, Lurline P., Trujillo, Jorge L.
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Nursing
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 51/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Mental health
Publication Number: 1522656
ISBN: 978-1-303-02068-1
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