Youths' Emotional Regulation

Principal Investigator: Irene J. K. Park, Ph.D.

This NIMH-funded study investigated the influence of culture on family conflict and adolescents’ anger regulation and subsequent internalizing and externalizing symptoms in Korean immigrant families. The study was guided by two specific aims: (1) to develop and test the psychometric adequacy of study measures with a sample of N = 160 Korean American adolescents and their primary caregivers; and (2) to test hypothesized moderating and mediating relationships in a conceptual model which identified culturally-based self-construals, family conflict, and anger regulation as key variables associated with the development of internalizing and externalizing symptoms among Korean American adolescents. The study used a cross-sectional, within-group design, with multi-informant, self-report data collected via survey questionnaires from a community-based sample of Korean American adolescents and their primary caregivers in the Chicagoland area. The funded project period was 2006–2008 with funding from the National Institute of Mental Health (R03 MH71407).

This project is no longer recruiting participants.

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