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ERIC Number: EJ844329
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0278-095X
The Impact of Acculturative Stress and Daily Hassles on Pre-Adolescent Psychological Adjustment: Examining Anxiety Symptoms
Suarez-Morales, Lourdes; Lopez, Barbara
Journal of Primary Prevention, v30 n3-4 p335-349 Jul 2009
Acculturative stress in relation to anxiety symptoms has not been examined empirically in young Hispanic populations. The present study, conducted with 138 pre-adolescent Hispanic youngsters, investigated this relationship. The findings suggested that acculturative stress was related to physiological, concentration, and worrisome symptoms of anxiety. After decomposing acculturative stress, it became evident that perceived discrimination accounted for a large proportion of the variance in the relationship between acculturative stress and anxiety. Immigration-related stress was mostly associated with worry symptoms. Finally, total daily hassles were an independent predictor of concentration and physiological anxiety symptoms. Implications for prevention interventions and future research are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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