Person-centered trajectories of cultural values and behaviors among Chinese American adolescents

Moin Syed, Linda P. Juang

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Abstract

This study examined change in acculturation values and behavior among 310 Chinese American adolescents, and how patterns of change were related to key demographic variables and indicators of positive youth development. Dual process group-based trajectory models of change in U.S. and Chinese values and behaviors indicated a six-group solution for each. The results showed that acculturation value patterns were not related to gender, nativity, or parent education, but were related to family cohesion, self-esteem, general and academic self-efficacy, and GPA. Acculturation behavior patterns were not related to gender but were related to nativity and parent education, and were also related to general self-efficacy and family cohesion. Taken together, our findings suggest that most trajectories of acculturation are associated with positive outcomes, but there are small groups of adolescents that function very well (those who maintain higher behavioral involvement in both) and some not very well, especially those whose behaviors are becoming more disparate over time. Special Issue: Explaining Positive Adaptation of Immigrant Youth across Cultures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)184-197
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Adolescence
Volume62
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

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Self Efficacy
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Keywords

  • Acculturation trajectories
  • Chinese American
  • Positive youth development

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