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Ethnic and gender differences in parental expectations and life stress.

Author: DuongTran,-Quang; Lee,-Serge; Khoi,-Sokley
Author Background:
Date 12/1/96
Type Journal
Journal Title: Child-and-Adolescent-Social-Work-Journal
Volume/Pages Vol 13(6): 515-526
Subject Matter Asian Pacific Islander
Abstract Used the Southeast Asian Adolescent Stressful Event Inventory to measure ethnic and gender differences in reported stressful life events in 70 Southeast Asian adolescents. The Ss were 30 female and 40 male Cambodian-, Laotian-, and Vietnamese-Americans (mean age 15 yrs). The ranking of 5 stressful life events with the highest percentage reporting Some or A Lot of stress showed differences in qualitative life events among Ss. Cambodians ranked strict discipline in social life by parents as most stressful. Hmong and Vietnamese reported doing house chores and academic pressure to do well, respectively, as most stressful. Females reported higher stress on 8 out of 10 life events than did males. Personal pressure to get good grades had the highest percentage mean for females. For males, worrying about where to live or getting a job after graduation were the 2 most endorsed stressful life events. ((c) 1999 APA/PsycINFO, all rights reserved)