Department

Counseling and Human Services

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Date of Award

2018

Degree Level

Ph.D.

LCSH subject

Group psychotherapy -- Koreans -- United States

Identifier

EDT2018Chung

School/University

St. Mary's University (San Antonio, Texas)

Size or duration

xi, 252 pages

Document Type

Dissertation

First Advisor

Harper, Melanie

Abstract

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.

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