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dc.contributor.advisor Gorman, Bridget K
dc.creatorKim, Min Ju
dc.date.accessioned 2020-11-03T20:03:31Z
dc.date.available 2020-11-03T20:03:31Z
dc.date.created 2020-12
dc.date.issued 2020-10-27
dc.date.submitted December 2020
dc.identifier.citation Kim, Min Ju. "Acculturation, Social Support and Suicidal Ideation among Asian immigrants in the United States." (2020) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/109495.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/109495
dc.description.abstract This study examines suicidal ideation among Asian immigrant adults in the United States, with consideration of the roles of acculturation and social support. Using the 2002-2003 National Latino and Asian American Study (NLAAS), I conduct latent class analysis with measures of U.S. cultural orientation and Asian ethnic affiliation to create a multidimensional construct of acculturation. Three acculturation groups are identified (assimilated, integrated, separated) that show different associations with suicidal ideation. Then I analyze how the association between acculturation status and suicidal ideation is moderated by social support, distinguishing between perceived versus received support. Findings reveal that the buffering role of social support is gender-specific, with perceived support from friends reducing the risk of suicidal ideation only among assimilated women. Implications for future research include further application of acculturation as a multidimensional construct to various health outcomes and behavior as well as to other immigrant subgroups. Public health intervention efforts aimed at preventing suicide should endeavor to promote perceptions of an available social support system among immigrants, and aid in establishing sources of support outside the family particularly for immigrant women.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectacculturation
social support
suicide
immigrant
Asian
dc.title Acculturation, Social Support and Suicidal Ideation among Asian immigrants in the United States
dc.type Thesis
dc.date.updated 2020-11-03T20:03:31Z
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thesis.degree.department Sociology
thesis.degree.discipline Social Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts


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