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ERIC Number: EJ1019366
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0739-9863
A Longitudinal Study of Social Capital and Acculturation-Related Stress among Recent Latino Immigrants in South Florida
Concha, Maritza; Sanchez, Mariana; de la Rosa, Mario; Villar, María Elena
Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, v35 n4 p469-485 Nov 2013
This study uses social capital to assess the effects of social support on acculturation-related stress among recently immigrated Hispanics in South Florida before and after immigration. At baseline ("N" = 527), first 12 months in the United States, acculturative stress was negatively related to support from friends ("p" < 0.044) and positively related to support from parents ("p" < 0.023). At first follow-up ("n" = 415), 24 months in the United States, emotional/informational support was negatively associated with acculturation-related stress ("p" < 0.028). In the second follow-up ("n" = 478), 36 months in the United States, support from children was negatively associated with acculturation-related stress ("p" < 0.016). Limited English proficiency was found to be negatively associated with acculturation stress at all three points ("p" < 0.001, "p" < 0.025, and "p" < 0.001, respectively). Implications of this study can be used in the design of culturally appropriate and family-oriented interventions for recent immigrants to ease the acculturation process.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Florida
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