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Disaggregating the effects of acculturation and acculturative stress on the mental health of Asian Americans.
Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol. 2008 Apr; 14(2):147-54.CD

Abstract

This study examines the impact of level of acculturation and acculturative stress on the mental health of Asian American college students. Hierarchical regression analyses were used to clarify the relation between level of acculturation, acculturative stress, and mental health outcomes (psychological distress and clinical depression). Being less identified with mainstream United States culture was associated with higher psychological distress and clinical depression, but lost significance when acculturative stress was introduced into the model. Retention or relinquishing of identification with one's heritage culture was not associated with mental health outcomes. Although understanding level of acculturation can help us identify those at risk, findings suggest that acculturative stress is a more proximal risk factor and increases risk for mental health problems independently of global perceptions of stress.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychology, Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, CA 91711, USA. whwang@cmc.eduNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18426287

Citation

Hwang, Wei-Chin, and Julia Y. Ting. "Disaggregating the Effects of Acculturation and Acculturative Stress On the Mental Health of Asian Americans." Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology, vol. 14, no. 2, 2008, pp. 147-54.
Hwang WC, Ting JY. Disaggregating the effects of acculturation and acculturative stress on the mental health of Asian Americans. Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol. 2008;14(2):147-54.
Hwang, W. C., & Ting, J. Y. (2008). Disaggregating the effects of acculturation and acculturative stress on the mental health of Asian Americans. Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology, 14(2), 147-54. https://doi.org/10.1037/1099-9809.14.2.147
Hwang WC, Ting JY. Disaggregating the Effects of Acculturation and Acculturative Stress On the Mental Health of Asian Americans. Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol. 2008;14(2):147-54. PubMed PMID: 18426287.
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