The Influence of Perceived Social Support on the Relationship Between Acculturation and Subjective Well-being Among Asian Indians
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This study investigated the mediating and moderating role of perceived social support (PSS) from family and friends on the relationship between four modes of acculturation and subjective well-being (SWB) among Asian Indians residing in the United States. Participants included 255 first-and second-generation Asian Indian individuals from cities with high concentrations of Asian Indians. Results indicated that the relationship between Assimilation and SWB was fully mediated by perceived social support, while perceived social support only partially mediated the impact of Marginalization on SWB. Also, there was a significant interaction between PSS-Friends and the Assimilation mode of acculturation for one of the three SWB variables (e.g., PA). Interpretation and limitations of the findings, applied implications, and future directions are discussed.