Asian Journal of Counselling



The Relationship Among Acculturation, Acculturation Stress, and Depression for a Korean and a Korean–American Sample

2006.第13卷第2期(Vol. 13 No. 2).pp. 235–270
 

The Relationship Among Acculturation, Acculturation Stress, and Depression for a Korean and a Korean–American Sample

從韓國人和韓裔美國人樣本分析文化適應、文化適應導致的壓力和抑鬱之間的關係

Peter JI & Changming DUAN(季彼得、段昌明)

Abstract

The relationships among acculturation, acculturation stress, and depression among a sample of 177 Koreans and Korean Americans were examined. Results showed that 49% of the participants obtained a score on a depression scale that would indicate a diagnosis of depression. A path analysis indicated that both acculturation and acculturation stress were predictors of the depression scale scores. Discussion focused on how the results could be interpreted within the context of the Korean culture. The possibility that Western measures of depression were culturally biased to the Koreans’ and Korean Americans’ disadvantage was also discussed.

摘要

本文報道了一項以177名韓國人和韓裔美國人為對象的研究,探討文化適應、文化適應導致的壓力和抑鬱之間的關係。研究結果表明,49%的參與者所得的抑鬱評分值可被診斷為患有抑鬱。路徑分析顯示,文化適應和文化適應導致的壓力都是抑鬱評分值的預測因素。本文集中討論如何在韓國文化的前提和氛圍下闡釋以上結果,亦會探討西方量度抑鬱的方法可能有文化偏差而對韓國人和韓裔美國人不利。