ERIC Number: EJ699177
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jul-1
Reference Count: 30
Acculturative Distress among Hispanics: The Role of Acculturation, Coping, and Intercultural Competence
Torres, Lucas; Rollock, David
Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, v32 n3 p155 Jul 2004
Among 96 Hispanic adults, mostly recent immigrants responding in Spanish, intercultural competence contributed to variance in acculturative distress beyond that already accounted for by general coping, acculturation, and sociodemographic variables. Results of the study described in this article showed intercultural competence best predicted acculturative distress. Findings also suggest that Hispanics with a low sense of intercultural and intracultural proficiency may experience increased stress.
Descriptors: Immigrants, Coping, Acculturation, Hispanic Americans, Cultural Pluralism, Cultural Differences, Stress Variables, Psychological Patterns, Adjustment (to Environment)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: United States