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1. The modification of the culture of a group or individual as a result of contact with a different culture.
2. The process by which the culture of a particular society is instilled in a human from infancy onward.

ac·cul′tur·a′tion·al adj.
ac·cul′tur·a′tive adj.
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Adj.1.acculturative - of or relating to acculturation
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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
Acculturative 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 stress.