The difficulties inherent in such assimilative or even acculturative
enterprises are freely acknowledged in the literature reviewed.
At the same time, good mental health may result from the delicate balance between the two acculturative
extremes (Rogler et al.
Although cultural variation was noted in terms of risk factors for suicide, little attention was given to the culturally congruent assessment of suicide that would include attention to factors such as acculturative
stress, somatic complaints, worldview, cultural identity, and cultural orientation (Dana, 1993; Lee, 1996; Marsella & Kameoka, 1989).
In particular, Ryska and Yin (1998) explored the role of specific acculturative
patterns in the formation of goal perspectives among Mexican-American high school athletes.
The rehabilitation of Hispanics experiencing acculturative
stress: Implications for practice.
living conditions, personal and job constraints and hardship level) were examined as predictors of six outcome measures of the overseas assignment (difficulty in adjustment, acculturative
stress, satisfaction, contact, cross-cultural understanding and effectiveness at transfer of skills and knowledge).
acculturation, enculturation, acculturative
stress, and active coping
stress and use of the Internet among East Asian international students in the U.
Several studies of mental health among minority groups have focused on the concept of acculturative
stress to understand the relationship between acculturation and the mental health of immigrants.
Immigrant youth are subject to acculturative
stress, as they are charged with learning a new set of cultural rules and interpersonal expectations (Garch-Coll & Magnuson, 1997).
In contrast, English fluency may mitigate communication difficulties and enhance interpersonal interactions (Pak, Dion, & Dion; 1985; Salgado De Snyder, 1987a, 1987b), promote self-esteem, and buffer against acculturative
stress due to racial tension and interethnic conflicts (Bowler, Rauch, & Scwarzer, 1986).
1995) "Dispersial xenohobia and acculturative