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    Self-Esteem, Acculturative Stress, and Depressive Symptoms Among First-Generation Asian Americans
    ( 2023-05) Tang, Jiwei ; Kim, Bryan S. K. ; Counseling Psychology
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    Trauma, Resilience, and Social Support of First-Generation College Students
    ( 2020-12) Avitia, Alicia ; Kim, Sunyoung ; Counseling Psychology
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    The effects of cognitive load on potential partner choices in online speed dating profiles
    ( 2015) Kim, Erick ; Coutant, Dawna K. ; Counseling Psychology
    With the widespread availability of the internet and technology, people are able to find romantic partners in easily accessible mediums such as phone dating applications and online dating websites. Although studies have examined the attributes that increase potential romantic partner selection, previous research has not incorporated the potential cognitive stress that accompany technology based romantic dating (Eastwick, Eagly, Finkel, & Johnson, 2011). The present study is a cross-sectional experimental study examining the influence of cognitive stress and explicit ideals of physical attractiveness on prospective online dating profiles in a sample (N=94) of undergraduate psychology college population. Findings did not support the hypothesis that participants who are not cognitively stressed and have low explicit ideals of physical attractiveness chose romantic profiles that are low in physical attractiveness. Additionally, the main effects of explicit ideals of physical attractiveness and cognitive stress on romantic profile choice while controlling for similarity were not statistically significant. However, an exploratory MANOVA analysis of gender on explicit ideals of physical attractiveness and profile choice found that men and women differed with statistical significance in their reporting of explicit ideals, F (1, 92) =8.395, p =.019, η2 = .059. Finally, another exploratory three-way ANOVA found that there was a statistically significant interaction between romantic status, cognitive stress, and explicit ideals of physical attractiveness on romantic interest in potential romantic partners, F (1, 84) = 4.007, p= .049, η2 = .046.
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    Review of type 2 diabetes self-management programs in Hawai'i and mental health
    ( 2015) Anglese, Tucker ; Kim, Sunyoung ; Counseling Psychology
    Background: Type 2 diabetes is a complex chronic condition. To achieve positive outcomes patients must have an understanding of diabetes and self-efficacy to carry out self-management. Studies have shown that diabetes self-management education interventions positively affect physical and mental health outcomes, thereby improving the patient’s diabetes self-management. Purpose: The purpose of this article was to determine if four diabetes self-management programs (DSMP) on the Island of Hawaii are providing competent care based on national standards of curriculum components, addressing mental health concerns affecting diabetes self-management, and providing culturally adapted care. Methods: This study was carried out in three stages: 1) selecting programs for analysis; 2) comparing evaluated programs based on American Association of Diabetes Educators Self-care behaviors through the review of program manuals and supplemental materials; and 3) interviewing program directors. Results: A review of community-based, self-management programs on Hawaii Island reveals that they provide competent care based on national Diabetes Self-Management Education standards. The reviewed programs appear to be successful and include culturally adapted education. However, assessments for mental health are not currently being used to assess a patient’s need for treatment of common mental health problems such as depression. Conclusion: The current evidence of a connection between diabetes and depression indicates that DSMPs should assess for depression and provide effective treatment, especially for ethnic groups that have a high prevalence of diabetes and diabetes-related hospitalizations. More research is needed to determine how programs could better address culture and mental health concerns related to diabetes self-management education.