Year: 2010 Source: Journal of Youth and Adolescence, v.39, no.4, (April 2010), p.370-379 SIEC No: 20100922

Measures of acculturative & general life stress & a measure of multiple sources of social support were used to predict psychological distress & suicide ideation among Korean-born high school students residing in the United States. Students who were sojourning without both parents were compared to students who immigrated with both parents, students who remained in Korea, & American high school students. The sojourning group reported higher levels of life stress, distress, psychological symptoms, & suicide ideation than the other groups. Within the 2 acculturating groups, levels of distress, symptoms, & suicide ideation were associated with life stress, lack of parental support, & not living with both parents. (36 refs.) JA