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Hmong Studies Journal






This study reports findings from a series of focus groups conducted on Hmong American university students. The purpose of the focus groups was to understand how, from the perspective of Hmong American students themselves, acculturative stress and parents influenced academic success. Findings of a thematic analysis centered on general themes across focus group respondents that related to parental socialization, gendered socialization, and ethnic identification. Each identified themes is discussed in reference to gendered patterns of experiences in Hmong American families and in reference to academic success.


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Supple, A. J., McCoy, S. Z., & Wang, Y. (2010). Parental influences on Hmong university students' success. Hmong Studies Journal, 11, 1-37.