Acculturation


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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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approach to acculturation has been John Berry's acculturation framework," (10) which has shown that two critical issues are debated before the acculturation process begins: Do we want to preserve our cultural heritage, and how willing are we to interact with this new culture?
Acculturation has been described as a process of learning and adoption that takes place as people are exposed to a nonnative culture (Miranda, Bilot, Peluso, Berman, & Van Meek, 2006; Padilla & Perez, 2003).
Miss Jin said: Our study shows that a greater level of acculturation is associated with a worse cardiovascular risk profile, particularly overweight, obesity, and diabetes.
First, we argue that outdated and xenophobic notions of culture need to be abandoned, and that scholars need to do a much better job of measuring and conceptualizing culture and acculturation as part of a critical analysis of urban poverty, as Pimentel (2008) so astutely notes.
Acculturation is considered a multidimensional construct that describes the psychological, cognitive, and behavioral changes that occur when individuals continuously interact with a different culture (Berry, 1980).
However, to the best of our knowledge, no one has examined early study abroad Korean students returning from the United States and their adaptation problems, health, and leisure during their acculturation in Korea.
Although some studies have examined the effect of acculturation and acculturative stress on Latino/Hispanic students' well-being and mental health (e.
Raman and Harwood (2008) also find that American mass media (TV, newspapers, magazines, Internet and film) consumption is not a predictor of Indians' acculturation level in the U.
As indicated by Berry's (2005) acculturation theory, acculturation and ethnic relations are two major domains identified in the process of cultural and psychological change.
The cohesiveness of families undertaking immigration and acculturation is essential given the multiple pressures faced by immigrant youth.
Regarding smoking and acculturation in Chinese immigrants, our understanding is limited.
Despite the acculturation of Koreans to American culture, we expected to find that Koreans retain some of the cultural patterns of Korea and therefore that they would show more collectivist responses to scenarios.