Cultural Influences on Asiatic Interactions

Culture is more than just meals, garments, language, traditions and practices, it is also the way we interact and relate to one another. And the interactions we have with others shape our livelihoods and determine our also being.

In Asian civilizations where a solid sense of family principles, learning and pride are emphasized, parental authorization for dating or union partners is usually required. When these ideals interact with American independence, it can lead to disturbed associations.

Despite the fact that they share common characteristics such as home beliefs, a commitment to education and respect for tradition, the differences between Asiatic Americans are huge. The group is comprised of people from about 52 diverse countries with varied languages, cultures and traditions.

For example, those who are earliest- generation Asian Americans with roots in Korea, Japan or Vietnam are likely to have differing beliefs about what it means to been” Asiatic”. 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.