A colonial mentality model of depression for Filipino Americans.

  title={A colonial mentality model of depression for Filipino Americans.},
  author={Eric John David},
  journal={Cultural diversity \& ethnic minority psychology},
  volume={14 2},
  • E. David
  • Published 1 April 2008
  • Psychology
  • Cultural diversity & ethnic minority psychology
Many cultural and ethnic minorities have extensive experiences of being oppressed, which they may eventually internalize. However, psychology has yet to actively incorporate various forms of internalized oppression (e.g., colonial mentality [CM]) into the etiological conceptualizations of psychopathology. Using a sample of 248 Filipino Americans, the author tested a more complete and sociopolitically informed cultural model of depression symptoms. Results with structural equation modeling… 

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