Presentation Title

Interracial friendships and symptoms of depression and anxiety among college-age Filipino Americans

Start Date

April 2020

End Date

April 2020

Major Field of Study

Global Public Health

Student Type

Undergraduate

Faculty Mentor(s)

Brett Bayles, PhD, MPH

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

As rates of depression increase among the Filipino American adolescent population, more information is needed to better understand this important public health problem. Therefore, the goal of this study is to examine if depression may be influenced through the friendships that are made in college aged Filipino Americans. Recent studies have shown the relationship between interracial friendships and symptoms of depression and anxiety among Filipino Americans, and in this study I hope to explore further by understanding the relationship of colonial mentality and friendship discord. This study seeks to answer the research question, is there an association between interracial friendships and the symptoms of depression and anxiety among college-age Filipino Americans? If there is an association, then is there a relationship between interracial friendship discord and colonial mentality?

Keywords: Filipino-American, college age, friendship discord, colonial mentality, ethnic background value, depression, anxiety

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This presentation was accepted for the Scholarly and Creative Works Conference at Dominican University of California. The Conference was canceled due to the Covid-19 Pandemic

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Interracial friendships and symptoms of depression and anxiety among college-age Filipino Americans

As rates of depression increase among the Filipino American adolescent population, more information is needed to better understand this important public health problem. Therefore, the goal of this study is to examine if depression may be influenced through the friendships that are made in college aged Filipino Americans. Recent studies have shown the relationship between interracial friendships and symptoms of depression and anxiety among Filipino Americans, and in this study I hope to explore further by understanding the relationship of colonial mentality and friendship discord. This study seeks to answer the research question, is there an association between interracial friendships and the symptoms of depression and anxiety among college-age Filipino Americans? If there is an association, then is there a relationship between interracial friendship discord and colonial mentality?

Keywords: Filipino-American, college age, friendship discord, colonial mentality, ethnic background value, depression, anxiety