Acculturation: Implications for Individuals, Families and by Tara M. Johnson

By Tara M. Johnson

Acculturation is the trade of cultural positive aspects that effects while teams of people having diversified cultures come into non-stop first hand touch; the unique cultural styles of both or either teams will be altered, however the teams stay distinctive. This e-book gathers the most up-tp-date examine within the learn of acculturation from around the globe. a few themes mentioned during this compilation are acculturation and its impression on adolescent interpersonal and self-directed violence; acculturation good fortune in employment between chinese language migrants from the Mainland to Hong Kong; and, the dynamics of second-culture acquisition for Latino immigrant teenagers.

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2006); however, an indirect relationship mediated through family conflict was found. S. S. , 2007). Finally, acculturation was not significantly associated with any violence measures in Carvajal and his colleagues‘ (2002) study of 1,119 sixth and seventh graders from northern California. S. cultural involvement on engagement in youth violence, three studies examined acculturation as a risk factor of increasing fear and the chances of victimization. Brown and Benedict‘s (2004) survey of 230 high school students from Brownsville, Texas reported that immigrant youths with low acculturation (as gauged by language commonly spoken at home) were more fearful of weapon-associated victimization than nonimmigrant youths.

Experiencing racial discrimination was a risk factor for dating violence victimization for females, whereas both having a parent born outside the United States and The Relationship between Acculturation and Violence in Minority Adolescents 31 reporting high salience of ethnicity were shown to be protective factors against dating violence victimization. No risk or protective factors surfaced for males. , those who speak Spanish at home, have a parent born outside of the United States, and have high salience for their ethnicity) report decreased risk for dating violence victimization; however, sexually active Latinas appear to be at higher risk for sexual assault.

Although this study found enculturation to be a significant cultural asset, three out of the four extant studies on acculturation and suicidal behavior in AI/AN youth reported that ethnic identity, cultural 30 Paul R. , 1999). For example, using logistic regression models derived from a sample of 144 urban-reared and 170 reservation-reared American Indian adolescents, Freedenthal and Stiffman (2004) demonstrated that cultural identity was not a significant predictor of suicidal behavior. These contrasting findings underscore the importance of conducting more collaborative research in AI/AN communities.

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