Vietnamese Families, Family Life, and Gender Roles

Compiled by Mark E. Pfeifer, PhD

Natalie Huynh Chau Nguyen. Memory is Another Country: Women of the Vietnamese
Diaspora. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2009.

DANIELE BELANGER; XU LI. Agricultural Land, Gender and Kinship in Rural China and
Vietnam: A Comparison of Two Villages. Publication: Journal of Agrarian Change, 9, no. 2
(2009): 204-230

F Garip. For Better or For Worse: Vietnamese International Marriages in the New Global
Economy by Hung Cam Thai. Publication: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY, 115,
no. 1, (2009): 282-283.

Pham Quynh Phuong; Chris Eipper; Mothering and Fathering the Vietnamese: Religion,
Gender, and National Identity. Publication: Journal of Vietnamese Studies, 4, no. 1
(2009): 49-83

Melissa J Pashigian. The Womb, Infertility, and the Vicissitudes of Kin-Relatedness in
Vietnam. Publication: Journal of Vietnamese Studies, 4, no. 2 (2009): 34-68

Peter Kornicki and Nguyen Thi Oanh. THE LESSER LEARNING FOR WOMEN AND
OTHER TEXTS FOR VIETNAMESE WOMEN: A BIBLIOGRAPHICAL AND
COMPARATIVE STUDY. Publication: International Journal of Asian Studies, 6, no. 2
(2009): 147-169

Annette Hamilton. Renovated: Gender and Cinema in Contemporary Vietnam.
Publication: Visual Anthropology, 22, no. 2-3 (2009): 141-154.

Military Brides and Refugees: Vietnamese American Wives and Shifting Links to the
Military, 1980 – 2000. By: Hidalgo, Danielle Antoinette; Bankston, Carl L.. International
Migration, 2008, Vol. 46 Issue 2, p167-185, 19p

Contemporary Women's Roles through Hmong, Vietnamese, and American Eyes. By:
Long, Lisa A.. Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies, 2008, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p1-36, 36p

Embodiments of difference: Representations of Vietnamese women in the U.S. cultural
imaginary by Bui, Diem-My Thi, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008,
245 pages; AAT 3314969

Choi Y, He M, Harachi TW
Intergenerational cultural dissonance, parent-child conflict and bonding, and youth
problem behaviors among Vietnamese and Cambodian immigrant families
JOURNAL OF YOUTH AND ADOLESCENCE 37 (1): 85-96 JAN 2008

Choi Y, He M, Harachi TW
Intergenerational cultural dissonance, parent-child conflict and bonding, and youth
problem behaviors among Vietnamese and Cambodian immigrant families
JOURNAL OF YOUTH AND ADOLESCENCE 37 (1): 85-96 JAN 2008

The Vietnamese family: The refugee experience, acculturation, and the changing family
dynamics by Cao, Oanh H., Psy.D., Roosevelt University, 2007, 73 pages; AAT 3251231

Relationship between perceived parental warmth, problem behaviors, and depression
among Vietnamese young adults
by Tran, Ty Bach Thi, M.S.W. Thesis, California State University, Long Beach, 2007, 68
pages; AAT 1448138

Intergenerational conflict in Vietnamese-American families
by Trinh, Nancy Marie, M.S.Thesis, University of Delaware, 2006, 126 pages; AAT
1430774

Dinh KT, Nguyen HH
The effects of acculturative variables on Asian American parent-child relationships
JOURNAL OF SOCIAL AND PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS 23 (3): 407-426 JUN 2006

Umana-Taylor AJ, Bhanot R, Shin N
Ethnic identity formation during adolescence - The critical role of families
JOURNAL OF FAMILY ISSUES 27 (3): 390-414 MAR 2006 (Study includes Vietnamese-
Americans)

Huynh K. Modernity and my mum - A literary exploration into the (extra)ordinary sacrifices
and everyday resistance of a Vietnamese woman. FRONTIERS-A JOURNAL OF
WOMEN STUDIES 25 (2): 1-25 2004

Veronica Lily Chiu. (2004). Alter/native: Imagining and performing the native woman in
Francophone and Vietnamese literature. PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan.

Thanh Van Duong. (2004). Family, community-based social capital and educational
attainment during the doi moi process in Viet Nam. PhD Dissertation, University of
Massachusetts, Amherst.

Julie H.D.T. Nguyen. (2004). Exploring indigenous approaches to women's well-being in
Viet Nam: Negotiating gender. PhD Dissertation, The University of British Columbia.

Nhung Tuyet Tran. (2004). Vietnamese women at the crossroads: Gender and society in
early modern Dai Viet. PhD Dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles.

Angie Wong. (2004). MS Thesis, San Jose State University. Occupational stereotypes of
Asian Americans.

Broyles, Larisa Lee (2002). Stories like the feathers on a bird: Narrating the lives of
Vietnamese American women, PhD Dissertation, University of California, Riverside.

Bui, H.N. (2001). Intimate violence and the criminal justice system: The experience of
Vietnamese-American women. PhD Dissertation. MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY

Leininger, A.R. (2001). Culture and cognitive psychodynamics in Vietnamese-American
families. PhD Dissertation, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO.

Masequesmay, G. (2001). Becoming queer and Vietnamese American: Negotiating
multiple identities in an ethnic support group of lesbians, bisexual women, and female-to-
male transgenders. PhD Dissertation, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES.

Truong, T.T. (2001). Hmong and Vietnamese women's perception of domestic violence:
An exploratory study. MA Thesis, California State University, Fresno.

Wong, S.Y.C. (2001). Exogamous and homogamous patterns of marriage and divorce
among nine racial/ethnic groups (including Vietnamese) in Hawaii, 1989-1996. PhD
Dissertation, UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

AU: Zhou, M Bankston, CL TI: Family pressure and the educational experience of the
daughters of Vietnamese refugees SO: INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION BP: 133 EP: 151
PG: 19 PY: 2001 VL: 39 IS: 4

AU: Kwak, K Berry, JW TI: Generational differences in acculturation among Asian families
in Canada: A comparison of Vietnamese, Korean, and East-Indian groups SO:
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY BP: 152 EP: 162 PG: 11 PY: 2001 PD:
JUN VL: 36 IS: 3

AU: Phinney, JS Romero, I Nava, M Huang, D TI: The role of language, parents, and
peers in ethnic identity among adolescents in immigrant families (including Vietnamese)
SO: JOURNAL OF YOUTH AND ADOLESCENCE BP: 135 EP: 153 PG: 19 PY: 2001
PD: APR VL: 30 IS: 2

Ngan, P.R. (2001). Relation between acculturation and potential risk of child abuse in
Vietnamese first-generation families. Vietnamologica 5:73-96.

Tran, T.D. 2000. The Vietnamese elderly refugees' experience in America. MA Thesis,
San Jose State University.

AU: Dorais, L.J. TI: "Les liens transnationaux des familles vietnamiennes de Montreal",
SO: Vietnamologica, BP: 175 EP: 197 PG: 22 PY: 2000 VL: 4

AU: Richard, E. TI: Un transnationalisme familial: l'experience des jeunes Vietnamiens de
Montreal. M.A. thesis in Anthropology, Universite Laval, Quebec. PY: 2000.

AU: Lauderdale, DS Kestenbaum, B TI: Asian American ethnic identification by surname.
SO: POPULATION RESEARCH AND POLICY REVIEW BP: 283 EP: 300 PG: 18 PY:
2000 PD: JUN VL: 19 IS: 3

AU: Lieu, NT TI: Remembering "the nation" through pageantry: Femininity and the politics
of Vietnamese womanhood in the Hoa Hau Ao Dai contest. SO: FRONTIERS-A
JOURNAL OF WOMEN STUDIES BP: 127 EP: 151 PG: 25 PY: 2000 VL: 21 IS: 1-2

AU: Phinney, JS Ong, A Madden, T TI: Cultural values and intergenerational value
discrepancies in immigrant and non-immigrant families. SO: CHILD DEVELOPMENT BP:
528 EP: 539 PG: 12 JI: Child Dev. PY: 2000 PD: MAR-APR VL: 71 IS: 2

AU: Pyke, K TI: "The normal American family" as an interpretive structure of family life
among grown children of Korean and Vietnamese immigrants. SO: JOURNAL OF
MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY BP: 240 EP: 255 PG: 16 PY: 2000 PD: FEB VL: 62 IS: 1

Elliott, D.V.M. 1999. The Sacred Willow: Four Generations in the Life of a Vietnamese
Family. New York: Oxford University Press.

Mai, T.T. 1999. An examination of the Vietnamese family environment and the
acculturation difference between parents and children. MA Thesis, Fresno State
University.

Nguyen, N.M.O.T. 1999. Vietnamese American Adolescents: Association Between
Acculturation and Family Support. MSW Thesis, California State University, Long Beach.

Robbins, K.L. 1999. Learning from learners: Gender dynamics in two constructivist EAL
classes for Vietnamese refugees. MA Thesis, Georgia State University.

Skillman, G.D. 1999. Intergenerational conflict within the family context: A comparative
analysis of collectivism and individualism within Vietnamese, Filipino, and Caucasian
families. Phd Dissertation, Syracuse University.

AU: Herz, L Gullone, E TI: The relationship between self-esteem and parenting style - A
cross-cultural comparison of Australian and Vietnamese Australian adolescents. SO:
JOURNAL OF CROSS-CULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY BP: 742 EP: 761 PG: 20 PY: 1999
PD: NOV VL: 30 IS: 6

AU: Thai, HC TI: 'Splitting-things-in-half-is-so-white!': Conceptions of family life and
friendship and the formation of ethnic identity among second generation Vietnamese
Americans. SO: AMERASIA JOURNAL BP: 53 EP: 88 PG: 36 PY: 1999 PD: SPR VL: 25
IS: 1

De Ment, T.L. 1998. Age Expectations of Autonomy and Parental Bonding in Mexican
American, Vietnamese, and EuroAmerican Adolescents. PhD Dissertation, The Claremont
Graduate University.

Dong-Matsuda, S.X. 1998. A Study of Vietnamese Women’s Coping Skills. MSW Thesis,
California State University, Long Beach.

Le, P.B.P. 1998. Attitudes of Older Vietnamese Adults Toward Domestic Violence. MSW
Thesis, California State University, Long Beach.

Nguyen, K.O.T. 1998. Acculturation and Gender Role Attitudes as Related to Caregiving
for Elderly Family Members Among Vietnamese Women. PhD Dissertation, California
School of Professional Psychology - Los Angeles.

Phan, H.T.T. 1998. Effect of Acculturation on the Responses of Vietnamese Women
Toward Domestic Violence. MSW Thesis, California State University, Long Beach.

Zhou, M. & C. Bankston. 1998. Growing Up American: How Vietnamese Children Adapt
to Life in the United States. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

AU: Chan, K.B. & Dorais, L.J. TI: "Family, Identity, and the Vietnamese Diaspora: The
Quebec Experience". SO: Sojourn, BP: 285 EP: 308 PG: 24 PY: 1998 VL: 13 IS: 2

AU: Chiu, YW Ring, JM TI: Chinese and Vietnamese immigrant adolescents under
pressure: Identifying stressors and interventions. SO: PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY-
RESEARCH AND PRACTICE BP: 444 EP: 449 PG: 6 PY: 1998 PD: OCT VL: 29 IS: 5

AU: Lay, C Nguyen, T TI: The role of acculturation-related and acculturation non- specific
daily hassles: Vietnamese-Canadian students and psychological distress. SO:
CANADIAN JOURNAL OF BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCE-REVUE CANADIENNE DES
SCIENCES DU COMPORTEMENT BP: 172 EP: 181 PG: 10 PY: 1998 PD: JUL VL: 30
IS: 3

AU: Nguygen, LT TI: To date or not to date a Vietnamese: Perceptions and expectations
of Vietnamese American college students. SO: AMERASIA JOURNAL BP: 143 EP: 169
PG: 27 PY: 1998 VL: 24 IS: 1

AU: Lay, C Fairlie, P Jackson, S Ricci, T Eisenberg, J Sato, T Teeaar, A Melamud, A TI:
Domain-specific allocentrism-idiocentrism - A measure of family connectedness. SO:
JOURNAL OF CROSS-CULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY BP: 434 EP: 460 PG: 27 PY: 1998
PD: MAY VL: 29 IS: 3

AU: Johnson, PJ TI: Performance of household tasks by Vietnamese and Laotian
refugees - Tradition and change. SO: JOURNAL OF FAMILY ISSUES BP: 245 EP: 273
PG: 29 PY: 1998 PD: MAY VL: 19 IS: 3

AU: Bankston, CL TI: Sibling cooperation and scholastic performance among Vietnamese-
American secondary school students: An ethnic social relations theory. SO:
SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES BP: 167 EP: 184 PG: 18 PY: 1998 VL: 41 IS: 1

Boteler, K.D. 1997. Love, Marriage, and Death: A Study of Change in the Vietnamese
and American Cultures. MA Thesis, California State University, Fullerton.

Lynch, M.J. 1997. The Experience of Southeast Asian Refugee Families: An Exploration
of Family Identity. PhD Dissertation, Oregon State University.

AU: Le, QK TI: Mistreatment of Vietnamese elderly by their families in the United States.
SO: JOURNAL OF ELDER ABUSE & NEGLECT BP: 51 EP: 62 PG: 12 PY: 1997 VL: 9
IS: 2

AU: Beevi, M TI: The passing of literary traditions: The figure of the woman from
Vietnamese nationalism to Vietnamese American transnationalism. SO: AMERASIA
JOURNAL BP: 27 EP: 53 PG: 27 PY: 1997 VL: 23 IS: 2

AU: Bankston, CL Zhou, M TI: Valedictorians and delinquents: the bifurcation of
Vietnamese American youth. SO: DEVIANT BEHAVIOR BP: 343 EP: 364 PG: 22 PY:
1997 PD: OCT-DEC VL: 18 IS: 4

AU: Bankston, CL Zhou, M TI: The social adjustment of Vietnamese American
adolescents: Evidence for a segmented-assimilation approach. SO: SOCIAL SCIENCE
QUARTERLY BP: 508 EP: 523 PG: 16 PY: 1997 PD: JUN VL: 78 IS: 2

AU: Braun, KL Nichols, R TI: Death and dying in four Asian American cultures: A
descriptive study. SO: DEATH STUDIES BP: 327 EP: 359 PG: 33 PY: 1997 PD: JUL-
AUG VL: 21 IS: 4

AU: Menjivar, C TI: Immigrant kinship networks: Vietnamese, Salvadoreans and Mexicans
in comparative perspective. SO: JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE FAMILY STUDIES BP: 1
EP: & PG: 25 PY: 1997 PD: SPR VL: 28 IS: 1

AU: Quang, DT Richey, CA TI: Family functioning and psychological well-being in
Vietnamese adolescents. SO: JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL WELFARE BP:
41 EP: 61 PG: 21 PY: 1997 PD: MAR VL: 24 IS: 1

AU: Goodkind, D TI: The Vietnamese double marriage squeeze. SO: INTERNATIONAL
MIGRATION REVIEW BP: 108 EP: 127 PG: 20 PY: 1997 PD: SPR VL: 31 IS: 1

Dang, T.N. 1996. Family Factors that Influence the Academic Achievement of Vietnamese-
Americans. PhD Dissertation, University of Akron.

Dinh, B.T. 1996. A Study of Cultural Conflict as Experienced by Adolescents of
Vietnamese Origin in Montreal Secondary Schools. MED Dissertation, McGill University,
Montreal, Canada.

Ho, X.M. 1996. A 20-Year Family Gathering of Vietnamese Americans. PhD Dissertation,
The Fielding Institute.

Lee, K. 1996. Multiple Wage-Earner Strategies in Southeast Asian Refugee Households
During Early Resettlement. PhD Disseration, Ohio State University.

Nguyen-Chawkins, L.L. 1996. Vietnamese-Americans Embedded in Multicultural
Contexts: Structural Equation Modeling of Acculturation and Family. PhD Dissertation,
University of Southern California

Nguyen, M.K. 1996. A Study of Vietnamese Parents’ Attitudes Towards Parental
Involvement in School. MSW Thesis, California State University, Long Beach.

Bankston, C.L. III. 1995. Ethnic Community Involvement and Academic Achievement
Among Vietnamese-American Secondary School Students: A Community Study. PhD
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Nash, J.W. & E.T. Nguyen (eds.) 1995. Romance, Gender, and Religion in a Vietnamese-
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Nguyen, H.H. 1995. Bridging the Many Worlds of Vietnamese Adolescents: A Study of
the Relationships Between Acculturation and Adjustment. MA Thesis, Michigan State
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Phan, T.T. 1995. Voices of the Silent Shadows. A Feminist Perspective on Refugee
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Vakil-Kapoor, V. 1995. Effects of Gender and Culture on the Educational Experience of
Southeast Asian Women in Fresno City College. EdD Dissertation, University of San
Francisco.

Vuong, T.A. 1995. Moral Instruction Among Vietnamese Families. EdD Dissertation,
Texas Woman’s University.

Aposhian, C.M. 1994. Cross-Cultural Concepts of Maturity (Vietnamese). EdD
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Mitsomwang, S.S. 1992. Family Values and Behaviors in the Academic Perfomance of
Indochinese Refugee Students. PhD Dissertation, Vanderbilt University.

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