Chinese American families are often underrepresented within the family therapy literature. This grounded theory study used a symbolic interaction framework to understand how second generation young adults locate themselves within the larger cultural context to construct an individual ideology. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with Chinese American young adults between the ages of 18-24. Family and cultural experiences influences how young adults develop and transition from childhood to adolescence to young adulthood. This study suggests the importance for family therapists to identify Chinese American young adults’ experiences and their development to understand how multiple factors impact their construction of “I”.
Marital and Family Therapy
Counseling and Family Sciences
School of Behavioral Health
Fox, Curtis A.
Oloo, Winetta Baker
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
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Chinese American Families, Family Therapy, Grounded Theory, Symbolic Interactionism
Subject - Local
Symbolic Interaction Framework, Individual Ideology
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Doe, Kimberly, "Intergenerational Congruence in Chinese American Young Adults" (2014). Loma Linda University Electronic Theses, Dissertations & Projects. 194.
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