Counseling and Human Services
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Date of Award
Group psychotherapy -- Koreans -- United States
St. Mary's University (San Antonio, Texas)
Size or duration
xi, 252 pages
This study evaluated the relationship between acculturative stress and depressive symptoms in Korean immigrant women and evaluated the use of expressive group counseling interventions for these women's acculturative stress and depressive symptoms. Participants were randomly assigned to the intervention or control group. The intervention group received a total of four sessions of expressive group counseling interventions while the control group was asked to color pictures at home. Pearson correlations found statically significant relationships between acculturative stress and depressive symptoms in Korean immigrant women. The results of a one-way analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) indicated no statistically significant difference in the effect of expressive group counseling on the acculturative stress between the intervention and control groups. However, ANCOVA indicated a statistically significant difference in the effect of expressive group counseling on the depressive symptoms between the intervention and control groups.
Chung, Sun-kyung, "The Effects of Using Expressive Intervention in Group Counseling on Acculturative Stress and Depressive Symptoms among Korean Immigrant Women in South and Central Texas :a n experimental study" (2018). Theses & Dissertations. 24.
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