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Title: Acculturation and nonverbal interaction patterns in the relationship between parents and their young adult children in Chinese-American immigrant families: An observational case study
Authors: Duh, Sheau-Ling
Keywords: Adult Children;Family;Chinese-American;Non-Verbal Interaction;Movement Therapy
Issue Date: 30-Jan-2009
Abstract: Two Chinese-American families, Family J and Family K, both with young adult children, were studied in this mixed method collective case study. This study focuses on the nonverbal interactions between parents and their adult children in Chinese-American immigrant families. The specific purpose of this study is to derive a holistic description of the family’s functioning through systematic observation of the nonverbal interaction patterns, using the Nonverbal Assessment of Family Systems (NVAFS), and the family members’ responses to the self-report questionnaire: FamilyAdaptability and Cohesion Evaluation Scale IV (FACES IV). Observational data from the NVFAS and the self-report questionnaire FACES IV were considered in relation to parents’ and adult children’s levels of acculturation as measured by the General Ethnicity Questionnaires, available in Chinese (GEQC) and American (GEQA) versions. The research question: What is the relationship between levels of acculturation, intergenerational family functioning, and nonverbal communication patterns in Chinese-American families?
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1860/2940
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