Intergenerational family conflict and coping among Hmong American college students

Jenny Su, Rich Lee, Shary Vang

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Problem solving and social support, as different styles of coping with intergenerational family conflict, were examined among 86 Hmong American college students. Problem solving and social support were hypothesized to differentially moderate the effects of family conflict on psychological adjustment. Furthermore, the effects of attributions of blame on the adjustment of Hmong American college students were examined. Results indicate that social support buffered and problem solving enhanced the negative effects of family conflict on symptoms of distress but not on affect. Additionally, there were significant interaction effects between family conflict and self-blame on distress. Specifically, students who were more likely to blame themselves reported higher levels of distress.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)482-489
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Counseling Psychology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2005


  • Adjustment
  • Asian Americans
  • Coping
  • Family conflict
  • Hmong


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