Are you a U.S. born Taiwanese American mom? I recently was introduced to Joyce Lin, who finishing up her dissertation for her Ph.D. in Education at U.C. Irvine. Her study, which is three years in the making, looks at how various aspects of immigrant groups’ cultures may influence their child raising behaviors. Joyce is studying both immigrant and American-born Taiwanese mothers and is having an especially hard time finding U.S. born moms. She is looking for women to participate in a two hour group interview in Southern California.
I talked with Joyce, who is herself a second-generation Taiwanese American, about why this study is important, and here’s what she has to say:
Given that Asians and especially Taiwanese people are understudied in the U.S. context, it will shed light on what is happening across three different generations of Taiwanese and may have implications for what could be happening in other groups as well. My study may point to what immigration and acculturation does for parenting behaviors, both good and bad.
UC Irvine Researcher Seeks U.S. Born Taiwanese American Moms
- U.S. born
- Taiwanese American
- Have at least one parent born and raised in Taiwan
- Have a child who is 3-14 years old
All names will be kept confidential and all participants will receive a meal, some swag and a chance to win a $30 gift card.
If you fit the bill, please consider taking part in this study! Contact Joyce at (949) 639-9252 or CultureParenting2015@gmail.com.