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- Oxford Library of Psychology
- Oxford Library of Psychology
- About the Editors
- Acculturation and Health: State of the Field and Recommended Directions
- Theories and Models of Acculturation
- Biculturalism: Negotiating Multiple Cultural Streams
- Acculturation, Vitality, and Bilingual Healthcare
- Acculturation Research Critiques and Alternative Research Designs
- Acculturation Measurement: From Simple Proxies to Sophisticated Toolkit
- Acculturative Stress and Bicultural Stress: Psychological Measurement and Mental Health
- Redefining the Contexts of Acculturation Related Stress Among Latino Adults
- Theory and Measurement of Foreigner Objectification
- Remote Acculturation: Conceptualization, Measurement, and Implications for Health Outcomes
- Methodological Considerations for Comparative Research on Acculturation and Health
- Latino and Asian Immigrant Adult Health: Paradoxes and Explanations
- Growing up in the U.S. Inner City: Exploring the Adolescent Development and Acculturation of Urban Suicidal Latinas
- Acculturation and Alcohol Use: The Role of Environmental Contexts
- Acculturation and Alcohol Use Among Hispanic and Asian American College Students: What Do We Know and Where Could We Go?
- Acculturation and Tobacco/Illicit Drug Use in Hispanic Youth
- Acculturation and Risky Sexual Behavior Among Adolescents and Emerging Adults from Immigrant Families
- Acculturation and Violence in Minority Adolescents
- Acculturation and Physical Activity Among Latinos
- Developing a Theoretical Framework for Studies on Acculturation and Chronic Disease
- Depression Fotonovela: Integrating Cultural Factors and Entertainment-Education to Improve Depression Literacy in the Latino Community
- Cultural Adaptation of Preventive Interventions in Hispanic Youth
- Systems Contexts for Designing Culturally Adapted Prevention Interventions
- Promoting Biculturalism in Order to Prevent Behavioral and Mental Health Problems in Immigrant Families
- Future Directions for Research on Acculturation and Health
Abstract and Keywords
The scientific and clinical need to advance understanding of the processes related to Hispanic acculturation and its impacts is pressing. This chapter articulates how acculturation stress and related specific stressor events occur within distinct life domains or contexts. New research is juxtaposed to previous research that demonstrated how acculturation stressors cluster in unique, orthogonal, and independent life domains among both adult and adolescent Hispanics. This chapter refers to contexts of acculturation stress as spheres of life or domains that entail social and psychological interactions with the dominant, receiving culture. New research is presented on the relationship between acculturation stress context among adult Hispanics and mental health indicators. Understanding the contexts in which acculturation-related stress can impact Latinos is critical to health and behavioral health programming, where such information can assist in the development, adaptation, and tailoring of prevention and interventions that are more acceptable and relevant for this growing population.
Research Director, Behavioral Assessment, Inc.
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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