Coping with intergenerational family conflict among Asian American college students

Richard M. Lee, Jenny Su, Emiko Yoshida

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Two coping strategies-problem solving and social support seeking-were hypothesized to differentially moderate the effects of intergenerational family conflict on well-being and adjustment in a college sample of 117 Asian American young adult children. Results indicated that social support served as a protective-stabilizing factor that buffered the effects of family conflict on positive affect and somatic distress. Problem-solving coping served as a protective-reactive factor that had a positive effect on positive affect when family conflict was low and a negative effect when family conflict was high. The potential implications of these findings for counseling and conducting research on Asian American college students are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)389-399
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Counseling Psychology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1 2005

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