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?
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First, we argue that outdated and xenophobic notions of culture need to be abandoned, and that scholars need to do a much better job of measuring and conceptualizing culture and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.
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
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
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.