Demography, psychosocial factors, and emotional problems of Korean American adolescents

Sangmi Cho, Sung Woo Bae

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

23 Scopus citations


This study attempted to identify emotional problems and examine the related demographic and psychosocial factors of 340 Korean American adolescents in a major metropolitan area. Results revealed that lower GPA, longer length of residence in the United States, subjects' poor self-esteem, greater severity of conflict with parents, and poor relationships with peers were significant predictors of emotional problems. The findings could be beneficial for social work practitioners and educators in determining the service needs of Korean American adoelscents and designing interventions for their problems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)533-550
Number of pages18
Issue number159
StatePublished - Sep 2005


Dive into the research topics of 'Demography, psychosocial factors, and emotional problems of Korean American adolescents'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this