2006．第13卷第2期（Vol. 13 No. 2）．pp. 235270
The Relationship Among Acculturation, Acculturation Stress, and Depression for a Korean and a KoreanAmerican Sample
Peter JI & Changming DUAN（季彼得、段昌明）
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.