Title

Parental stress of Korean immigrants in the U.S.: Meeting Child and Youth's educational needs amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

8-1-2021

Abstract

This study investigates Korean immigrants’ parental stress amid the COVID-19 pandemic, especially when they experience difficulties trying to meet their children's educational needs. Korean immigrant parents residing in the U.S. were invited to complete an online survey through purposive sampling. The final sample included a total of 341 Korean immigrant parents from 42 U.S. states. Three models of Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) regressions were conducted to examine the associations between parent-reported difficulties meeting the children's educational needs, parental stress, and the immigrant parents’ resilience and social support. Findings indicate that parents’ difficulties meeting their children's educational needs in general as well as language barriers were associated with increased parental stress. Moreover, parents’ resilience and social support also significantly decreased parental stress levels. Implications for practice, policy, and future research are presented.

Publication Title

Children and Youth Services Review

Volume

127

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1016/j.childyouth.2021.106070

ISSN

01907409

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