This study examined acculturative stress and its relationship with social support among Korean and Indian immigrant adolescents. The data were collected from 165 Korean and Indian adolescents using the Acculturation Scale for Asian American Adolescents and Social Support Scale. Findings show that respondents experience low to moderate level of acculturative stress. Social support activities reduce the level of acculturative stress. Social support from parents is the most important predictive factor in determining the level of acculturative stress. These findings not only contribute to social work education and practice but also increase cultural sensitivity and awareness in working with these populations.
Thomas, Madhavappallil and Choi, Jong Baek
"Acculturative Stress and Social Support among Korean and Indian Immigrant Adolescents in the United States,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 33
, Article 8.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol33/iss2/8