The relationship between human agency and health is an important yet under-researched topic. This study uses a life course perspective to examine how human agency measured by voluntariness, migratory reasons, and planning and timing measured by age at immigration affect mental health outcomes among Asian immigrants in the United States. Moreover, Asian immigrants with adequate migratory planning had lower levels of distress and lower rates of month psychiatric disorders than those with poorly planned migration. Compared with migrants of the youngest age category six or younger , those who migrated during preteen and adolescent years without clear goals had higher levels of psychological distress, and those who migrated during adulthood 25 years or older were less likely to suffer from recent depressive disorders with the exception of those migrating for life-improving goals. Furthermore, we found that well-planned migration lowered acculturative stress, and multiple strong reasons for migration buffered the negative effect of acculturative stress upon mental health. Findings from this study advance research on immigrant health from the life course perspective by highlighting the effects of exercising human agency during the pre-migration stage upon post-migration mental health.
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Asian Americans are Americans of Asian ancestry. The term refers to a panethnic group that includes diverse populations, which have origins in East Asia , the Indian subcontinent , or Southeast Asia , as defined by the United States Census Bureau. Although migrants from Asia have been in parts of the contemporary United States since the 17th century, large-scale immigration did not begin until the midth century. Nativist immigration laws during the s—s excluded various Asian groups, eventually prohibiting almost all Asian immigration to the continental United States. After immigration laws were reformed during the s—60s, abolishing national origins quotas , Asian immigration increased rapidly.
The long history of racism against Asian Americans in the U.S.
District Court judge sentenced a man who terrorized Asian owned and operated businesses in Metro Atlanta to life in federal prison, according to a statement from the U. Dravion Sanchez Ware, who shot a woman in the back at point-blank range as she trembled on the floor during one of his robberies, has been sentenced to life in federal prison for the robberies of nine Asian owned-and-operated businesses in Atlanta, Doraville, Duluth, Roswell, Stone Mountain, and Norcross between October and November Smith and Ware were captured on November 21st and 22nd, , respectively, after a multi-jurisdictional investigation. Deja McClendon shares what it means to influence the next generation of young girls in her sport.
Andrew Limbong. We have this remembrance of his life and work. There's a photograph from of two trains facing each other against a wide-open sky. Gathered between the trains and on top of them are a group of Chinese Americans - young, old, some dressed in the style of the s, others in modern jackets and jeans. The photo was taken by Corky Lee, a man known for bringing Asian Americans to the forefront of history through his work.