Predictors of Familial Acculturative Stress in Asian American College Students Academic Article uri icon


  • The authors examined the predictors of familial acculturative stress in 85 Asian American college students. Participants were primarily 1st- and 2nd-generation U.S. citizens. Results showed that perceived acculturative family conflict and family intragroup marginalization were related to higher levels of familial acculturative stress for participants. Family intragroup marginalization accounted for a statistically significant proportion of the variance in familial acculturative stress after all variables were controlled. The findings emphasize the need to recognize culture-specific stressors of college students. Implications for college counselors are discussed. 2012 by the American Counseling Association. All rights reserved.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Castillo, L. G., Zahn, M. P., & Cano, M. A.

citation count

  • 20

complete list of authors

  • Castillo, Linda G||Zahn, Marion P||Cano, Miguel A

publication date

  • April 2012