The purpose of the current study was to examine how individual, economic, and psychological factors contributed to the financial concerns of Asian Christian immigrants in the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic (i.e., the impact of COVID-19 on employment status and income change, intolerance of uncertainty, hope, and personal meaning in life). The sample consisted of 103 immigrants from three East Asian countries affiliated with Christian churches. A hierarchical regression analysis was conducted to observe how the aforementioned variables predicted the participants’ financial worries. The results showed that intolerance of uncertainty accounted for a significant amount of variance in financial worries among the participants, but the impact of COVID-19, hope, and meaning in life did not predict significant variance. Implications for practice and future research were discussed.
Park, J., Chen, R. K., Lo, C. L., & Lee, H. (2023). Financial Stress in the Asian Christian Immigrant Community During COVID-19. Journal of Asia Pacific Counseling, 13(2), 67-85.https://doi.org/10.18401/2023.13.2.4
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