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Robinson, Lena – Children & Society, 2009
The study reported in this article is part of a wider research project on the adaptation of South Asians in Britain. It examines and compares the acculturation attitudes and cultural identity of Indian and Pakistani second-generation adolescents Indian (Punjabi Sikh and Gujarati Hindu) and Pakistani (Muslim) in Britain. The research project…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Muslims, Nationalism, Research Projects
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Guinn, Bobby; Vincent, Vern; Dugas, Donna – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2009
The purpose of this study was to identify factors distinguishing Mexican American women living near the U.S.-Mexican border who are resilient to the experience of stress from those who are not. The study sample consisted of 418 participants ranging in age from 20 to 61 years. Data were gathered through a self-report survey instrument composed of…
Descriptors: Marital Status, Physical Activities, Females, Acculturation
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Hale, Katie E.; Kuperminc, Gabriel – Youth & Society, 2021
Acculturation includes cognitive, affective, and behavioral dimensions, but few studies have included all three, and little is known about the ways in which these dimensions interact with contextual factors to predict psychological distress among Latinx adolescents. The current study explored the strength of the associations between the three…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Hispanic Americans, Psychological Patterns, Stress Variables
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Dawson, Beverly Araujo – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2009
Researchers have well established the association between discriminatory experiences, life chances, and mental health outcomes among Latino/as, especially among Mexican Americans. However, few studies have focused on the impact of stress or the moderating effects of low acculturation levels among recent immigrants, such as Dominicans. Using the…
Descriptors: Females, Acculturation, Mental Health, Immigrants
Prewitt-Diaz, Joseph O. – 1980
This review of the literature on cultural adjustment is divided into four sections: the nature of cultural adjustment; acculturation as a model of cultural adjustment; psychological responses to acculturation; and a model of cultural adjustment developed by the author as a result of his immigration from Puerto Rico to the United States mainland.…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Adjustment (to Environment), Ethnicity, Immigrants
Luciano, David – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study examined the relationship between Acculturation Strategy and Social Supports on Acculturative Stress and Academic Performance Among Hispanic/Latino/a College students. The sample of approximately 522 students was recruited at the City College of The City University of New York. Various statistical methods, including one way ANOVAS,…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Hispanic American Students, Social Support Groups, Stress Variables
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Koo, Katie; Baker, Ian; Yoon, Jiyoon – Journal of International Students, 2021
We analyzed 192 first-year international college students in the Mid-Atlantic region to examine the change in international students' acculturative stress, adjustment, and collegiate experiences during their first year of enrollment in U.S. higher education. We found that male students, students from low socioeconomic status backgrounds, and…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Foreign Students, Student Adjustment, Student Satisfaction
Wilson, Judy C. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
College student persistence has been a concern of researchers and practitioners since the early 1960s. Traditional models have addressed the need for students to be integrated into the academic and social domains of the college campus. Recently, critical theorists and researchers have been questioning the relevance of the traditional models for…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Academic Persistence
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Fung, Joey J.; Lau, Anna S. – Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 2010
We examined familial and cultural factors predicting parent-child (dis)agreement on child behavior and parenting problems. Immigrant Chinese parents (89.7% mothers; M age = 44.24 years) and their children (62 boys; 57.9%) between the ages of 9 and 17 years (M = 11.9 years, SD = 2.9) completed measures of parent punitive behavior and child…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Child Rearing, Child Behavior, Parent Child Relationship
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Zimmerman, Jane Euteneuer; Sodowsky, Gargi Roysircar – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 1993
Discusses the literature on the drinking practices of Mexican Americans from the perspectives of three acculturation models: linear acculturation, acculturative stress, and marginality stress. Presents within-gender comparisons of Mexican and U.S. drinking patterns, looks at acculturation and alcohol use among Mexican-American women and men…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Alcohol Abuse, Counseling Services, Counselor Role
Berry, J. W. – 1988
This paper reviews the concepts of acculturation and adaptation to provide a framework for understanding the highly variable relationship between acculturation and mental health in refugee populations. It begins with an extended definition and discussion of the concepts of acculturation and adaptation. The characteristics of acculturating groups…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Asian Americans, Cambodians, Laotians
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Lee, Kyoung Hag; Yoon, Dong Pil – Social Work, 2011
This study explores factors that influence the general well-being (anxiety, depression, positive well-being, self-control, vitality, and general health) of low-income Korean immigrant elders by interviewing 206 older adults living in Los Angeles County and Orange County, California. Ordinary least squares regression results reveal that lack of…
Descriptors: Financial Problems, Low Income, Physical Health, Interviews
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Kumi-Yeboah, Alex; Brobbey, Gordon; Smith, Patriann – Education and Urban Society, 2020
Immigrant students in U.S. educational system experience challenges learning to adapt and integrate into new educational environments. Little is known, however, about factors that facilitate acculturation strategies of immigrant youth from West Africa and how they affect their academic success and challenges faced. Considering the current…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Academic Achievement, Immigrants, Urban Schools
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Miranda, Alexis O.; Matheny, Kenneth B. – Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 2000
A random sample (N=197) of two social service agencies completed a questionnaire to assess family cohesion and adaptability, acculturation, acculturative stress, and coping-resources effectiveness among Latino adults. The results suggest that acculturative stress experienced by Latinos relates to the efficacy of stress-coping resources, degree of…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Adjustment (to Environment), Family (Sociological Unit), Group Unity
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Duarte, Cristiane S.; Bird, Hector R.; Shrout, Patrick E.; Wu, Ping; Lewis-Fernandez, Roberto; Shen, Sa; Canino, Glorisa – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2008
Background: The development of youth psychopathology may be associated with direct and continuous contact with a different culture (acculturation) and to distress related to this process (cultural stress). We examine cultural experiences of Puerto Rican families in relation to youth psychiatric symptoms in two different contexts: one in which…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Psychopathology, Foreign Countries, Probability
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