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Health Soc Work. 2002 Feb;27(1):36-46.

The role of cognitive control in mediating the effect of stressful circumstances among Korean immigrants.

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Department of Social Welfare, College of Social Sciences, The Catholic University of Korea, Puchon City, Kyonggi-do. yongseok@www.cuk.ac.kr

Abstract

The study reported in this article investigated relationships among stressful circumstances, cognitive control (the individual's perception of control over life), and distress among Korean immigrants in the United States. Specifically, it was hypothesized that cognitive control mediated the effect of exposure to stressful circumstances on distress. A total of 159 Korean immigrants participated in the study. The result of the study provided strong support for the role of cognitive control in mediating the relationship between stressful circumstances and distress. The detrimental effect of exposure to stressful circumstances on distress was weakened by cognitive control. Implications for social work practice and future research are discussed.

PMID:
11926216
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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