The purpose of this research was to examine different factors that were associated with psychological distress among Korean, Chinese, and Japanese adults in California. This study was based on a secondary analysis of data collected in a quantitative study of 1,262 East Asians including Koreans, Chinese, and Japanese. The sample consisted of 323 Koreans (25.6%), 460 Chinese (36.5%), and 479 Japanese (38%). Serious psychological distress was determined by the Kessler 6 (K6) Mental Health Assessment. There were statistically significant associations between age, ethnicity, gender, household annual income, poverty, being born in the United States, and marital status with psychological distress. The current study encourages future research to address each ethnic Asian groups’ experiences as independent.
|Commitee:||Kim, Mimi, Ranney, Molly|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Social Work, School of|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 81/12(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social work, Asian American Studies, Psychology, Mental health|
|Keywords:||Asian, Chinese, Distress, Korea, Psychological, Quantitative|
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