The objective of this study was to determine whether or not U.S. born Filipino women experience higher levels of psychological distress in comparison with Filipino immigrant women. The study used data collected from California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) 2011–2012 survey, using Filipino women data (n=317). The study explored the relationship of psychological distress with origin of birth, general health condition, housing, educational attainment, citizenship, marital status, age, and employment status. The results showed statistically significant findings with psychological distress and the factors that supported the mental health outcome. Foreign born Filipino women who were between ages of 18–39 years reported poor health and did not pursue higher education were found to experience psychological distress. In addition, psychological distress was found to be statistically significant among non-married Filipino women, who were U.S. born citizens, other than married, and who were between the ages of 18–39 years.
|Commitee:||Brocato, Jo, Potts, Marilyn|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Social Work, School of|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 54/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Asian American Studies, Mental health, Social work|
|Keywords:||American, Filipino, Immigrant, Psychological distress, Women|
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