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ISSN : 2233-6710(Print)
ISSN : 2384-2121(Online)
Journal of Asia Pacific Counseling Vol.10 No.1 pp.37-52

Fostering Bicultural Skills among East Asian American Youth: An Initial Investigation of the East West Connection Program

Christopher W. Cheung1, Jacqueline M. Swank2
1 Florida International University
2 University of Florida
Corresponding Author
Christopher Cheung, PhD Department of Counseling, Recreation and School Psychology, Florida International University, 11200 SW 8thStreet, ZEB247A, Miami, FL33199


We examined the efficacy of the East West Connection (EWC) program for East Asian American youth (N = 51) using a quasi-experimental design. Participants were recruited from several churches. While our study showed that the participation in EWC did not significantly increase bicultural competence, the regression analyses did reveal that bicultural competence was a significant predictor of well-being. We discuss the implications of the results for future intervention development and provide recommendations for future research.