Cultural Influences on Asiatic Relationships

Culture is more than just foodstuff, apparel, language, traditions and practices, it is also the way we interact and relate to one another. And the relationships we have with others shape our lives and determine our well being.

In Asian civilizations where a robust sense of family beliefs, education and pride are emphasized, filial endorsement for dating or matrimony companions is generally required. When these norms collide with American autonomy, it can lead to disturbed associations.

Despite the fact that they share common faculties such as household beliefs, a commitment to education and respect for tradition, the differences between Asian Americans are large. The cluster is comprised of people from around 52 diverse countries with diverse languages, cultures and traditions.

For instance, those who are earliest- creation Eastern Americans with stems in Korea, Japan or Vietnam are likely to have differing ideas about what it means to get” Eastern”. These differences may also play a role in how well they fare when facing racism and other forms of discrimination.

A study that investigated racial identity theory suggested that individuals who endorse Asian values and experience high levels of racism reported lower well- being than those who endorse Western values. While there are many reasons for this, it could be that those who strongly identify with their racial/ethnic group have the resources to draw upon cultural values and styles of coping in these difficult situations. For example, a person who believes in emotional restraint might have the internal resources to deal with racist incidents because they believe these actions will not negatively impact their racial/ethnic community.