Personality Dimensions, Psychosocial-Demographic Variables, and English Language Competency in Predicting Level of Acculturative
Stress among Turkish International Students.
Many people experience acculturative
stress, defined as a significant reduction in physical, psychological, and social health related to the challenges of acculturation (Berry et al.
Other studies related to the adaptation process of international students studying at English-speaking universities have addressed acculturative
(8) This process may result in a phase of acculturative
stress, (9,10) which is conceptualized as the sum of factors that contribute to the subjective experience of this transition.
(21, 31, 32, 34) This was explained by the acculturative
stress hypothesis, which stipulates that immigrant families may be at higher risk during the first years of settlement because they face increased stress for acculturation and because they are less familiar with the laws, norms and values of the host society.
Specifically, this study addressed the effects of acculturation, dissonant acculturation, acculturative
stress, ethnic social identity, family cohesion, and subjective social status on the number of depressive symptoms experienced.
By becoming a part of the college culture, a student of color may experience acculturative
stress (Anderson, 1991) thereby, threatening a student's ethnic identity and creating a unique vulnerability to psychological distress (Ogbu, 1997).
Embedding of firms undergoing acquisitions in very different social, economic and political contexts has increased the relevance of success of M&A factors, such as cultural fit (Weber et al., 1996), similarity in management style (Datta, 1991; Larsson & Finkelstein, 1999), cultural change (Kavanagh & Ashkanasy, 2004), cultural convergence (Birkinshaw et al., 2000), acculturation (Larsson & Lubatkin, 2001; Nahavandi & Malekzadeh, 1988), double-layered acculturation (Barkema et al., 1996), acculturative
stress (Very et al., 1996).
More recently, Barrett, Kuperminc, and Lewis (2013) conducted a quantitative and qualitative study of adolescents residing in Atlanta (USA), and found a relationship between "acculturative
stress" (2) (which includes socioeconomic disadvantage and prejudice) and gang membership.
In the first article, Stewart, Owens, Queener, and Reynolds explore the unique relationship between acculturative
stress and racial identity among African American students who are completing their counselor education.
African Americans with traditional acculturative
coping strategies possess an unaccommodating way of relating to the environment and believe the degree of cultural divergence is large.
Interestingly, Chmielewski's description of the captives' experiences among the Indians bears little resemblance to that of James Axtell's famous essay, "The White Indians of Colonial America." (1) Chmielewski finds little evidence of the Indians' acculturative
savoir-faire as described by Axtell.