Cervantes (1992) discusses specific occupational and economic stressors that can be conceptualized under the heading of acculturative
stress and are represented by opportunity, demand, and constraint stressors.
Early Study Abroad Korean Students' Acculturative
Racial and ethnic discrimination, or prejudicial treatment, against ethnic minority or immigrant people is well documented in literature as a common acculturative
stressor and often causes increased psychosocial difficulty and heightened levels of anxiety (Crockett et at, 2007; Lopez, 2005; Sue & Sue, 2007).
Personality Dimensions, Psychosocial-Demographic Variables, and English Language Competency in Predicting Level of Acculturative
Stress among Turkish International Students.
The impact of acculturation and acculturative
stress on alcohol use across Asian immigrant subgroups.
The role of discrimination and acculturative
stress in the physical health of Mexican-origin adults.
International students' reported English fluency, social support satisfaction, and social connectedness as predictors of acculturative
Prior studies have documented an association between higher acculturative
stress and a poor health status (e.
While certain variables are specific to immigrant and refugee families, such as immigration status, pre-migration trauma and family disruptions due to acculturative
stress, other risks factors are not unique to these populations.
stress has been conceptualized as the stress experienced by individuals during the acculturation process, generally arising from difficulties during intercultural exchanges (Berry, 2006; Berry et al.
stress: A theory of relevance to Black Americans.
stress and gang involvement among Latinos: US-born versus immigrant youth.