Religiosity and immigrant family narratives in Korean American young adults
In this chapter, we examine how Korean American young adults narrate and interpret immigrant family lives through the lens of religiosity. From a larger study using grounded theory approach to qualitative inquiry on Korean American young adults' narratives about growing up in immigrant households, we selected the narratives of five Korean American students that reflect the centrality of Christian doctrine, faith, or community in the meaning-making process. We argue these young adults' religiosity contributes to positive functioning by providing a religious narrative framework that promotes character strengths (e.g., forgiveness, gratitude, prudence), which the young adults employ to make meaning out of the past challenges in their immigrant families.
Okazaki, S. , Abelmann, N. (2014)., Religiosity and immigrant family narratives in Korean American young adults, in C. Kim-Prieto (ed.), Religion and spirituality across cultures, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 355-369.
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