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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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Stressors linked to the process of acculturation, can be termed acculturative stress.
When exposed to a new culture, people meet many obstacles such as language, values, beliefs, behaviors, and norms, resulting in a tremendous amount of trauma, also referred to as acculturative stress.
We left one war and came to another: resource loss, acculturative stress, and caregiver-child relationships in Somali refugee families.
Living close to co-ethnics can offer cultural congruity and less acculturative stress, as newcomers are insulated from discrimination by the dominant group, as argued by Burgos and associates in this issue.
Acculturative stresses, such as living in constant fear of failure or deportation, also serve as additional risk factors for increasing alcohol consumption (Arbona et al.
They conducted the research on Korean and Indian people and explore that the significant sources of support considered by immigrant youth are their family and friends, that serve as a protective factor against the effect of acculturative stress.
The majority of researchers have suggested that acculturative stress brings about adaptation issues (Li & Stodolska, 2006; Oh, Koeske, & Sales, 2002; Thorstensson, 2001), including language problems, cultural differences, and different living conditions.
Therefore, Latino/Hispanic students often experience a great deal of acculturative stress and tend to experience higher levels of psychological distress than their non-Hispanic White student counterparts (Crockett et al.
International students also encounter similar acculturative stressors such as language barriers, sociocultural stressors (e.
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.
In studying disparities in educational attainment, researchers have documented that Latina/o students face many challenges, including increased levels of academic, financial, and personal stress (Quintana, Vogel, & Ybarra, 1991); acculturative stress (Finch & Vega, 2003); discrimination (Finch, Hummer, Kolody, & Vega, 2001); and campus climate issues (Hurtado & Ponjuan, 2005).
An examination of acculturative stress, interpersonal social support, and use of online ethnic social groups among Chinese international students.