The present study explored the impact of cultural differences on the emotional wellness of Asian American college students. The study focused on the relationships among acculturation, awareness of oppression and White privilege, self-esteem, self-efficacy, and academic confidence. Participants included 193 subjects who were 18 years of age and above, enrolled in college in the United States, and defined themselves as Asian American. Results established relationships among awareness of White privilege, self-esteem, and academic confidence. It was found that awareness of White privilege may negatively affect an individual's self-esteem and academic confidence. Upon further exploration, findings suggest that oppression and White privilege may be viewed as two different constructs for Asian Americans. The implications, limitations, and suggestions for future research are discussed.
|Commitee:||Ghafoori, Bita, Nguyen, Huong Tran|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 51/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
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