ERIC Number: EJ1037322
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
Acculturative Stress and Depressive Symptomatology among Mexican and Mexican American Students in the U.S.: Examining Associations with Cultural Incongruity and Intragroup Marginalization
Cano, Miguel Ángel; Castillo, Linda G.; Castro, Yessenia; de Dios, Marcel A.; Roncancio, Angelica M.
International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, v36 n2 p136-149 Jun 2014
This study examined associations of intragroup marginalization and cultural incongruity with acculturative stress and depressive symptoms among 155 undergraduate U.S. college students of Mexican heritage. Findings indicate that perceived interpersonal distancing by the family (intragroup marginalization) and perceived lack of cultural fit between the respondent and academic institution (cultural incongruity) had statistically significant direct and indirect effects on depressive symptoms via acculturative stress. Results also show that 39.7% of the variance corresponding with depressive symptoms was accounted for by intragroup marginalization, cultural incongruity, acculturative stress, and other exogenous variables.
Descriptors: Mexicans, Mexican Americans, Correlation, Minority Group Students, Stress Variables, Depression (Psychology), Undergraduate Students, Cultural Influences, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Family Relationship, Cultural Differences, Acculturation
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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