Cross-cultural and cross-generational differences in Asian Americans' cultural and familial systems and their impact on academic striving
Ngo, Paul Y. L.; Malz, Tari A.
McCubbin, Hamilton I.; Thompson, Elizabeth A.; Thompson, Anne I.; Fromer, Julie E.
Sage Publications, Inc, Thousand Oaks, CA, 1998.
Resiliency in families series, Vol. 2
Examined the contribution of Asian American college students' ethnic heritage on the quality of their educational life in the US. The influence of familiar and cultural factors on their attributions and beliefs concerning academic achievement was focused on, as the authors hypothesized that some of these factors might represent aspects of Asian culture that are conducive to academic success within a Western society. The ramifications of maintaining a sense of ethnic identity were also investigated by examining students' attributions and aspirations in relation to their self-perceptions. Cross cultural commonalities and differences among the belief systems of 86 Asian American college students were assessed through questionnaires to ascertain the contribution of such beliefs on reported similarities and differences in academic performance across groups (Chinese, Hmong, Japanese, and Vietnamese). Cross generational differences were examined to assess the impact of acculturation to life in a Western culture on Eastern-influenced attributions and to determine whether some of these attributions might be sustainable within the US. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: chapter)