Title

Coping with discrimination in academia : Asian-American and Christian perspectives

Publication Date

12-2011

Abstract

The current study is a phenomenological exploration of coping with perceived racial and gender discrimination experiences among 11 Asian/Asian American female faculty at various Christian universities. Participants completed a 90-min semistructured interview. Ten of the 11 women described experiences where they perceived being treated differently due to race and/or gender. Qualitative analyses of interview data revealed four themes related to coping: Proactive Coping, External Support, Personal Resources, and Spiritual Coping. The resulting themes are discussed in light of existing research, with an emphasis on the importance of understanding cultural and religious values to the study of coping

Keywords

Race discrimination; Asian American women college teachers;

Publication Title

Asian American Journal of Psychology

Volume

2

Issue

4

First Page

291

Last Page

305

DOI of Published Version

10.1037/a0025552

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