Acculturation : advances in theory, measurement, and applied research /
edited by Kevin Chun, Pamela Balls Organista, and Gerardo Marín.
Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, c2003.
xxvii, 260 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
1557989206 (alk. paper)
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Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, c2003.
1557989206 (alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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Author Affiliation
Kevin M. Chun, Phd, is Associate Professor of Psychology and Asian American Studies at the University of San Francisco. Senior Investigator at the University of California-San Francisco, and Alumni Scholar at the National Research Center on Asian American Mental Health. University of California-Davis Pamela Balls Organista, PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of San Francisco Gerardo Marin, PhD, is Professor of Psychology and Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of San Francisco and an APA Fellow
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Appeared in Choice on 2003-03-01:
Building on works such as Handbook of Cross-Cultural Psychology, ed. by J.W. Berry, M.H. Segall, and C. Kagitcibasi (v.3, 1996), and Field Methods in Cross-Cultural Research, ed. by Berry and W.J. Lonner (1986), the experts who contribute to this volume summarize acculturation research to date and suggest new directions. The editors (all Univ. of San Francisco) have assembled a substantial contribution to developing a more sophisticated, nuanced understanding of acculturation. Issues addressed include difficulties in comparing studies; contextual issues, such as person-environmental interaction; costs of acculturation, such as culture conflict; the role of minority group status; acculturation's impact on individual and family processes; and the complex relationship between acculturation and adjustment. As the cultural constellation of the US shifts, with historically high levels of cultural and ethnic group contact, these are significant public health issues. Provocative points raised include the dearth of research studies involving many of the nation's ethnic groups and the finding that health may actually decline with acculturation, as the initially resilient, aggressive immigrant population transforms to a second- or third-generation group experiencing culture conflict, minority status, and acceptance of behaviors such as high-fat diets and increased alcohol use. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty and professionals. L. M. C. Abbott Trapp formerly, California School of Professional Psychology
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This is a review and analysis of theoretical and applied developments available in acculturation research. It includes theory data relevant to the four major ethnic minority groups: African Americans, Asian Americans, American Indians and Hispanics/Latinos.
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This volume takes an interdisciplinary approach that includes theory and data relevant to the four major ethnic minority groups: African Americans, Asian Americans, American Indians, and Hispanics/Latinos. Contributors examine recent developments in the theoretical analysis of acculturation as a culture-learning process and recent developments in measuring acculturation.
Table of Contents
Contributorsp. xiii
Decade of Behavior Forewordp. xv
Forewordp. xvii
Prefacep. xxiii
Introduction: Social Change and Acculturationp. 3
Advances in Theory and Measurementp. 15
Conceptual Approaches to Acculturationp. 17
Major Approaches to the Measurement of Acculturation Among Ethnic Minority Populations: A Content Analysis and an Alternative Empirical Strategyp. 39
Understanding Individual and Family Processesp. 61
Ethnic Identity and Acculturationp. 63
Acculturation and Changes in Cultural Valuesp. 83
Acculturation Among Ethnic Minority Familiesp. 95
The Influence of Acculturation Processes on the Familyp. 121
Acculturation, Psychosocial Adjustment, and Healthp. 137
The Relationship Between Acculturation and Ethnic Minority Mental Healthp. 139
Acculturation and Physical Health in Racial and Ethnic Minoritiesp. 163
Advances in Applied Researchp. 187
Acculturation, Psychological Distress, and Alcohol Use: Investigating the Effects of Ethnic Identity and Religiosityp. 189
Idioms of Distress, Acculturation, and Depression: The Puerto Rican Experiencep. 207
Acculturation, Alchol Consumption, Smoking, and Drug Use Among Hispanicsp. 223
Author Indexp. 241
Subject Indexp. 251
About the Editorsp. 259
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