Investigating Asian American Adolescents’ Resiliency Factors and Young Adult Mental Health Outcomes at 14-year Follow-up: A Nationally Representative Prospective Cohort Study

Citation

Iyer, P.; Parmar, D.; Ganson, K. T.; Tabler, J.; Soleimanpour, S.; & Nagata, J. M. (2022). Investigating Asian American Adolescents’ Resiliency Factors and Young Adult Mental Health Outcomes at 14-year Follow-up: A Nationally Representative Prospective Cohort Study. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health.

Abstract

There is scant research on how Asian American adolescents’ resiliency relates to mental well-being in adulthood. The objective of this study was to determine the prospective associations between resiliency factors (individual, family, and school community) in adolescence and mental health outcomes in adulthood, among a national sample of Asian Americans. We analyzed data from 1020 Asian American adolescents who were followed for 14 years in the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health. Of the resiliency factors, individual self-esteem (Adjusted Odds Ratio [AOR] 0.54, 95% Confidence Interval [CI] 0.37–0.79) and family connectedness (AOR 0.78, 95% CI 0.65–0.93) in adolescence were found to be protective against adult mental health outcomes in logistic regression models adjusting for sociodemographic factors and baseline mental health. Our study identified individual and family resiliency factors which can be leveraged to help Asian American adolescents and families in cultivating better mental health. © 2022, The Author(s).

URL

https://doi.org/10.1007/s10903-022-01373-1

Keyword(s)

adolescence

Notes

Export Date: 02 August 2022; Cited By: 0; Correspondence Address: J.M. Nagata; Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, Box 0110, 550 16th St, 4th Floor, 94143, United States; email: jason.nagata@ucsf.edu

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health

Author(s)

Iyer, P.
Parmar, D.
Ganson, K. T.
Tabler, J.
Soleimanpour, S.
Nagata, J. M.

Year Published

2022

ISSN/ISBN

15571912 (ISSN)

DOI

10.1007/s10903-022-01373-1

Reference ID

9734