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Asian Americans respond less favorably to excitement (vs. Calm)- Focused physicians compared to European Americans

Sims, Tamara; Koopmann-Holm, Birgit; Young, Henry; Jiang, Da; Fung, Helene; Tsai, Jeanne


Despite being considered a “model minority,” Asian Americans report worse health care encounters than do European Americans. This may be due to affective mismatches between Asian American patients and their European American physicians. We predicted that because Asian Americans value excitement (vs. calm) less than European Americans, they will respond less favorably to excitement-focused (vs. calm) physicians. Method: In Study 1, 198 European American, Chinese American, and Hong Kong...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology
DOI: 10.1037/cdp0000171


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