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ERIC Number: EJ923371
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 75
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ISSN: ISSN-0018-716X
Expanding the Acculturation Gap-Distress Model: An Integrative Review of Research
Telzer, Eva H.
Human Development, v53 n6 p313-340 2010
The acculturation gap-distress model purports that immigrant children acculturate to their new culture at a quicker pace than their parents, leading to family conflict and youth maladjustment. This article reviews literature on the acculturation gap-distress model, showing that acculturation gaps function in unique ways depending on many social and contextual variables. In contrast to the original model, which only discusses 1 type of acculturation gap, there are at least 4 types of acculturation gaps: (1) the child is "more" acculturated than the parent in the "host" culture, (2) the child is "less" acculturated than the parent in the "host" culture, (3) the child is "more" acculturated than the parent in the "native" culture, and (4) the child is "less" acculturated than the parent in the "native" culture. A review of research indicates that each of these types of gaps function in unique ways. (Contains 1 figure and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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