Development of a mentoring program for Chinese immigrant adolescents' cultural adjustment

Christine J. Yeh, Alison M. Ching, Yuki Okubo, Suniya S. Luthar

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Abstract

The development and evaluation of a peer mentoring program for Chinese immigrant adolescents' cultural adjustment is described. Twenty-three high school students who recently immigrated from Mainland China participated in the year-long program and 4 high school students served as their peer mentors. Data analyses revealed that the students who participated in the mentoring program had significantly higher peer attachment-trust and need for closeness scores at post-test than at pre-test. Implications for working with adolescent immigrants are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)733-747
Number of pages15
JournalAdolescence
Volume42
Issue number168
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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    Yeh, C. J., Ching, A. M., Okubo, Y., & Luthar, S. S. (2007). Development of a mentoring program for Chinese immigrant adolescents' cultural adjustment. Adolescence, 42(168), 733-747.