Status-based rejection sensitivity among asian americans: implications for psychological distress.

@article{Chan2008StatusbasedRS,
  title={Status-based rejection sensitivity among asian americans: implications for psychological distress.},
  author={Wayne S. Chan and Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton},
  journal={Journal of personality},
  year={2008},
  volume={76 5},
  pages={
          1317-46
        }
}
We examined whether anxious expectations of discrimination among Asian Americans can help explain this group's elevated levels of internalizing symptomatology, such as lower self-esteem (Twenge & Crocker, 2002) and higher depressive symptoms (Okazaki, 1997, 2002) relative to European Americans. Study 1 reports on the development and validation of a scale measuring status-based rejection sensitivity among Asian Americans (RS-A). In Study 2, scores on the RS-A were related to spontaneous… CONTINUE READING
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