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RESEARCH INDICATES CULTURAL EXPOSURE HELPS KOREAN ADOPTEES

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  • Sunny Jo
    RESEARCH INDICATES CULTURAL EXPOSURE HELPS KOREAN ADOPTEES A study investigating the benefits of cultural exposure for transracially (TRA) adopted children
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      RESEARCH INDICATES CULTURAL EXPOSURE HELPS KOREAN ADOPTEES

      A study investigating the benefits of cultural exposure for
      transracially (TRA) adopted children found that cultural exposure was
      beneficial in helping their development of racial identity. "Benefits of
      Cultural Exposure and Development of Korean Perspective-Taking Ability
      for Transracially Adopted Korean Children," by David Lee and Stephen
      Quintana, was published in the May 2005 issue of Cultural Diversity and
      Ethnic Minority Psychology (Volume 11, Issue 2), and involved interviews
      of 50 Korean-born TRA children - with a median age of 13 - attending a
      Korean culture camp. The study found that while their development of
      racial status was similar to that of non-adopted peers raised in
      same-race families and correlated with maturity, TRA children's
      understanding of their racial status occurred at an older age. The
      researchers found that this difference was related to levels of cultural
      exposure and suggested that the kinds of cultural exposure may need to
      change at different ages. To access this article, go to:
      http://content.apa.org/journals/cdp/11/2
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