The family life and adjustment of hmong american sons and daughters

Richard M. Lee, Kyoung Rae Jung, Jenny C. Su, Alisia G.T.T. Tran, Nazneen F. Bahrassa

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Abstract

We examined gender differences in intergenerational family conflict and its associations with psychological and academic adjustment using a United States sample of 121 Hmong American first-year college students. Hmong women and men reported similar levels of family conflict. Family conflict was related to psychological distress, above and beyond neuroticism. Gender moderated the relationship between family conflict and substance usage and academic performance. For Hmong college men, higher family conflict was associated with lower rates of smoking and higher rates of completing the first year of college. For Hmong college women, higher family conflict was associated with greater likelihood of alcohol consumption in their lifetime.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)549-558
Number of pages10
JournalSex Roles
Volume60
Issue number7-8 SPEC. ISS.
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Academic adjustment
  • Asian American
  • Drug use
  • Family conflicts
  • Gender
  • Hmong
  • Mental health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Social Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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Lee, R. M., Jung, K. R., Su, J. C., Tran, A. G. T. T., & Bahrassa, N. F. (2009). The family life and adjustment of hmong american sons and daughters. Sex Roles, 60(7-8 SPEC. ISS.), 549-558. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11199-008-9406-6