Acculturation-based and everyday family conflict in Chinese American families

Linda P. Juang, Moin Syed, Jeffrey T. Cookston, Yijie Wang, Su Yeong Kim

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Everyday conflict (studied primarily among European American families) is viewed as an assertion of autonomy from parents that is normative during adolescence. Acculturation-based conflict (studied primarily among Asian- and Latino-heritage families) is viewed as a threat to relatedness with parents rather than the normative assertion of autonomy. Our overarching goal for the chapter is to integrate our knowledge of these two types of family conflict that have been studied separately to arrive at a new understanding of what family conflict means for Chinese American adolescents and their parents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13-34
Number of pages22
JournalNew directions for child and adolescent development
Issue number135
StatePublished - Mar 2012


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