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Acculturation

The adaptation of a product, strategy, or anything else to fit another culture. Acculturation is often necessary when a product enters a new market in another country (or even another region or population in the same country). For example, Coca-Cola uses slightly different recipes in some countries because each recipe fits cultural tastes better in each area. Acculturation may also be practical: some American car manufacturers had a difficult time selling automobiles in Japan when they first entered that market because their side mirrors were too large to navigate in Japanese traffic.
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Thus, we hypothesized that the intervention would be significantly more efficacious--as reflected in changes in substance use relative to those observed in the control group--in schools with higher percentages of Latino students and higher percentages of less acculturated students, but that these desired program effects would emerge most strongly for students receiving the Latino version of the intervention.
Research on Latinos has demonstrated that these groups lie on a continuum from the most acculturated to the least.
Significantly more acculturated Hispanics visit drug stores, limited assortment stores and convenience stores compared with less acculturated Hispanics.
So far, no paper trail has connected the September 11 terrorists to any American or Canadian mosque, and there is every reason to believe that Osama bin Laden's contempt for the acculturated Muslim communities of North America is total.
Generally speaking, the more acculturated the individual (high-acculturation scores), the greater the progression toward the attitudes and values of the host (American) society (Faber et al.
I think the growth potential is in what you'd call cross over, presenting a more bicultural message to the acculturated, bilingual Hispanic.
As they become more acculturated, learning more about business and government systems in this country, the challenge they present to law enforcement will grow.
In reviewing the literature, the hypotheses of this study are (a) similar to the adult population, there will be a difference in the level of distress between the respondents of the first and second waves with the second wave reporting higher levels of distress than the first wave, (b) the first wave will report to be more acculturated than the second wave, (c) the first wave will also report to be more satisfied with their social support than the second wave, and (d) gender differences will be found in the level of acculturation, women will report greater acculturation than their male counterparts.
Facilities say ethnic foods are too expensive, but unless residents are acculturated, they won't eat much [non-ethnic] food.
What I find most striking about Cohen's analysis is its recurrent efforts to challenge established ideas regarding Jewish ghettoization, and to explode common divisions between Jews and non-Jews, and traditional and acculturated Jews.
Historian Gerald Sorin, in his new book Tradition Transformed: The Jewish Experience in America, makes an excellent case that we have instead acculturated.