“(Don’t) Rock the Boat”: East Asian Women Psychologists’ Lived Experiences Navigating Perceived Discrimination
Utilizing a qualitative phenomenological approach grounded in the intersectionality framework (Crenshaw, 1989) and Asian Critical Race Theory (Iftikar & Museus, 2018), this dissertation study investigated the lived experiences of navigating discrimination that East Asian women psychologists face in their clinical work. Thirteen women and one non-binary psychologists (and psychologists-in-training) of East Asian descent were interviewed with a constructivist-interpretivist research paradigm. The results demonstrated (a) the experiences of discrimination, (b) reactions to discriminatory encounters, (c) messages from training and personal upbringing related to navigating discrimination, and (d) suggestions for other East Asian women psychologists and training programs. Implications of these findings for practice, including recommendations for training programs to better support East Asian women psychologists and future research, are discussed.
Counseling Psychology|Womens studies|Health care management|Asian Studies
Wong, Kathy, "“(Don’t) Rock the Boat”: East Asian Women Psychologists’ Lived Experiences Navigating Perceived Discrimination" (2023). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30567322.