Cultural Influences on Asiatic Connections

Culture is more than just foodstuff, clothing, vocabulary, traditions and practices, it’s also the way we interact and relate to one another. And the relationships we have with individuals shape our existence and determine our effectively being.

In Asiatic civilizations where a strong sense of family principles, education and recognition are emphasized, familial endorsement for dating or wedding companions is usually required. When these values meet with American autonomy, it can lead to disturbed associations.

Despite the fact that they share common qualities such as household principles, a commitment to education and respect for tradition, the differences between Eastern Americans are vast. The cluster is comprised of people from around 52 unique countries with diversified languages, cultures and traditions.

For instance, those who are first- era Asian Americans with foundations in Korea, Japan or Vietnam are likely to include conflicting ideas about what it means to be” Eastern”. 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.