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      Pre-migration Trauma Exposure and Psychological Distress for Asian American Immigrants: Linking the Pre- and Post-migration Contexts.

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          Drawing on the life course perspective and the assumptive world theory, this paper examines whether pre-migration trauma exposure is associated with psychological distress through post-migration perceived discrimination for Asian American immigrants. The study is based on cross-sectional data from the National Latino and Asian American Study (N = 1639). Structural equation model is used to estimate the relationship between pre-migration trauma, post-migration perceived discrimination, and psychological distress. Additional models are estimated to explore possible variations across ethnic groups as well as across different types of pre-migration trauma experience. Pre-migration trauma exposure is associated with higher levels of psychological distress, both directly and indirectly through higher level of perceived discrimination, even after controlling for demographic/acculturative factors and post-migration trauma exposure. This pattern holds for the following sub-types of pre-migration trauma: political trauma, crime victimization, physical violence, accidental trauma, and relational trauma. Multi-group analyses show that this pattern holds for all Asian immigrant subgroups except the Vietnamese. Studies of immigrant mental health primarily focus on post-migration stressors. Few studies have considered the link between pre- and post-migration contexts in assessing mental health outcomes. The study illustrates the usefulness of bridging the pre- and post-migration context in identifying the mental health risks along the immigrant life course.

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          Journal
          J Immigr Minor Health
          Journal of immigrant and minority health
          Springer Science and Business Media LLC
          1557-1920
          1557-1912
          August 2016
          : 18
          : 4
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Department of Sociology, Purdue University, 700 W Street, West Lafayette, IN, 47905, USA. tonylimiao@gmail.com.
          [2 ] Department of Sociology, Purdue University, 700 W Street, West Lafayette, IN, 47905, USA.
          Article
          10.1007/s10903-015-0257-2
          10.1007/s10903-015-0257-2
          26319042

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