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This study assessed the statistical contribution of gender, acculturation, Asian values, coping self-efficacy and discrimination in the prediction of depression and life satisfaction with Asian Indian American adults. The increasing number of Asian Indians in the United States has prompted psychologists and other clinicians to seek understanding of the unique mental health needs of this population. However, previous studies on predictors of depression and life satisfaction among Asian Indians living in the United States had been scarce and inconclusive. The current study, grounded in Berry’s multidimensional theory of acculturation, used a cross-sectional correlational survey design to examine if gender, acculturation, Asian values, coping self-efficacy and discrimination predict depression and life satisfaction. A sample of 138 Asian Indian American adults living in the United States of America participated in the study. Standard multiple linear regression analyses revealed coping self-efficacy as the only predictor of depression and life satisfaction. There were gender differences in depression, life satisfaction, Asian values, and coping-self efficacy with women scoring higher than men on depression, but lower on life satisfaction, coping self-efficacy, and Asian values. The study’s findings provide clinicians with critical knowledge on the role of self-efficacy in the prediction of depression and life satisfaction among Asian Indians. Results further suggest the potential for effecting positive social change through interventions focusing on the development of self-efficacy.
Basanti, Ramanjot Kaur, "Predictors of Depression and Life Satisfaction Among Asian Indians Living in the United States of America" (2024). Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies. 12923.