This book summarizes and integrates theory and research on adolescents from a diversity of ethnic, economic, and geographic contexts. The book aims to present a more balanced picture of these understudied and misunderstood adolescents by focusing on positive, healthy development.
Chapter 7: Asian American Adolescents: A Research Review to Dispel the Model Minority Myth
Asian American Adolescents: A Research Review to Dispel the Model Minority Myth
Between 1980 and 1990, Asian Americans, including Pacific Islanders, were the fastest-growing ethnic minority group in the United States, growing at a rate of 95%, nearly double that of Hispanic Americans, the next fastest-growing group, more than triple that of Native American, Eskimo, and Aleuts, and more than seven times the growth rate of African Americans. According to a projection by the U.S. Department of Commerce, the number of Asian Americans will grow from 7 million to more than 40 million by the year 2050 (Gall & Gall, 1993). In addition, there is a larger proportion of adolescents ...