Conflict Between Hmong Mothers And Daughters

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|SOUTHERN TAIWAN UNIVERSITY | |INTERNATIONAL MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION | | | | | |…show more content…
Huarng | |Students: Huynh Tan Tai – M997Z219 | |Luu Anh Thao - M997Z216…show more content…
The changing in the society role of Hmong mothers and daughters led to conflict and misunderstanding between mothers and daughters. The intensity and frequency of these conflicts are dependent upon the differing rates of adaptation and acculturation to U.S. cultural values and lifestyle. This research seeks to identify and discuss significant factors which contribute to conflicts which arise between Hmong mothers and their teenage daughters living in Merced, California as acculturation takes place in the United States. Questions were developed to gather information about the informants' backgrounds, families, mother-daughter relationship, the identification of potential problems, levels of education, and comparison of life style between the United States and Laos. These may provide insights and possible answers to identify conflicts between mothers and daughters as Hmong women integrate into American society. This study focuses on the disagreements between Hmong mothers and daughters regarding issues associated with schooling, extra-curricular activities, dating, and responsibilities in the home. The nature of these conflicts has a direct impact on both the mothers' and daughters' levels of education and sophistication as well as the familiarity with the "new culture," language, and
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