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Testing the Acculturation-Gap Distress Hypothesis in Korean American Families

Poster Session VI - Board: VI-071
Saturday, May 23, 2009, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Golden Gate Exhibit Hall

May Kim
University of Notre Dame

Irene J.K. Park
University of Notre Dame

This study examined the hypothesis that acculturation gaps between immigrant parents and adolescents are associated with youth internalizing/externalizing symptoms and family conflict. We tested this hypothesis in a sample of Korean American families, and preliminary results show that acculturation gaps are not associated with internalizing/externalizing behaviors and family conflict.

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