This qualitative study examined the psychosocial stressors of older Korean American women. Face-to-face interviews were conducted with 12 older Korean American women who were recruited through the researcher's own social network and snowball sampling. Themes were identified through the grounded theory method after the interviews.
The result of this study revealed that many older Korean American women experienced psychological stress adjusting to the American culture because of social isolation, health problems, acculturation stress, language barriers, loss of social roles, children's problems, negative life events, and immigration factors. Two thirds of the participants reported having depressive symptoms. All participants received support from their families and nearly all participants maintained good social networks with friends, church members, and neighbors. Also, the majority of participants were affiliated with their church.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 49/01M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Asian American Studies, Gerontology, Social work, Clinical psychology|
Copyright in each Dissertation and Thesis is retained by the author. All Rights Reserved
The supplemental file or files you are about to download were provided to ProQuest by the author as part of a
dissertation or thesis. The supplemental files are provided "AS IS" without warranty. ProQuest is not responsible for the
content, format or impact on the supplemental file(s) on our system. in some cases, the file type may be unknown or
may be a .exe file. We recommend caution as you open such files.
Copyright of the original materials contained in the supplemental file is retained by the author and your access to the
supplemental files is subject to the ProQuest Terms and Conditions of use.
Depending on the size of the file(s) you are downloading, the system may take some time to download them. Please be