An Integrated Conceptual Framework for the Development of Asian American Children and Youth

Jayanthi Mistry, Jin Li, Hirokazu Yoshikawa, Vivian Tseng, Jonathan Tirrell, Lisa Kiang, Rashmita Mistry, Yijie Wang

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Abstract

The diversity of circumstances and developmental outcomes among Asian American children and youth poses a challenge for scholars interested in Asian American child development. This article addresses the challenge by offering an integrated conceptual framework based on three broad questions: (a) What are theory-predicated specifications of contexts that are pertinent for the development of Asian American children? (b) What are the domains of development and socialization that are particularly relevant? (c) How can culture as meaning-making processes be integrated in conceptualizations of development? The heuristic value of the conceptual model is illustrated by research on Asian American children and youth that examines the interconnected nature of specific features of context, pertinent aspects of development, and interpretive processes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1014-1032
Number of pages19
JournalChild Development
Volume87
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2016

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Education

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Mistry, J., Li, J., Yoshikawa, H., Tseng, V., Tirrell, J., Kiang, L., Mistry, R., & Wang, Y. (2016). An Integrated Conceptual Framework for the Development of Asian American Children and Youth. Child Development, 87(4), 1014-1032. https://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.12577