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Too Korean to be White and too White to be Korean: Ethnic identity development among transracial Korean American adoptees.
Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice (2013)
  • Joy Hoffman, Whittier College
  • Edlyn V. Peña, California Lutheran University
Abstract

The purpose of this grounded theory study was to explore how lived experiences affect ethnic identity development of transracial Korean American adoptees raised by White parents with the intent of informing higher education practice. Participants included 12 recently college-graduated transracial Korean American adoptees who were raised in the Midwest, rural south, and on the west coast. A theoretical model that surfaced from data collection is presented, demonstrating the complexity of transracial Korean adoptee identity.

Keywords
  • higher education,
  • adoption,
  • ethnic identity development,
  • asian american
Disciplines
Publication Date
2013
Citation Information
Joy Hoffman and Edlyn V. Peña. "Too Korean to be White and too White to be Korean: Ethnic identity development among transracial Korean American adoptees." Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice Vol. 50 Iss. 2 (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/edlyn_pena/10/