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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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.
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 stress.
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.
Acculturative 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.
Acculturative stress: A theory of relevance to Black Americans.
Acculturative stress and gang involvement among Latinos: US-born versus immigrant youth.