By Tara M. Johnson

ISBN-10: 1611225256

ISBN-13: 9781611225259

Acculturation is the trade of cultural positive aspects that effects whilst teams of people having diversified cultures come into non-stop first hand touch; the unique cultural styles of both or either teams might be altered, however the teams stay particular. This booklet gathers the most up-tp-date examine within the research of acculturation from around the globe. a few subject matters mentioned during this compilation are acculturation and its impact on adolescent interpersonal and self-directed violence; acculturation good fortune in employment between chinese language migrants from the Mainland to Hong Kong; and, the dynamics of second-culture acquisition for Latino immigrant young people.

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The association between acculturation and youth violence for AI/AN youth has yet to be examined. The relationship between high acculturation, or assimilation, and youth violence was robust across studies that used samples of Latino and A/PI youth even when acculturation and youth violence were measured in a variety of ways. The assimilation and youth violence link is the most consistent finding in acculturation research. , 1997). , 1998). The association between higher acculturation and youth violence parallels the more established literature on alcohol use.

2002). Our review demonstrated the variable views and approaches to measuring acculturation, and none of our identified studies directly compared various approaches. In the broad acculturation field, the few investigations that directly compared different strategies for the same data showed multidimensional and bidirectional measurement superior for providing a refined view of how acculturation was related to health outcomes (Flannery et al. 2001; Phinney and Flores, 2002). Flannery and his colleagues (2001) conducted one of the few direct comparisons of single dimension versus multidimensional acculturation measurement models.

1997), Pierce Suicide Intent Scale (Ng, 1996), and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual Scale for Depression (Olvera, 2001). Dating and sexual violence victimization. , 2007). , 2007). For instance, after examining data from more than 4,500 Latinas in southern Texas, Sanderson and her colleagues (2004) concluded that greater acculturation may be associated with greater The Relationship between Acculturation and Violence in Minority Adolescents 23 prevalence of dating violence victimization, but this association was moderated by gender.

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