acculturation

Summary

Summary: Process of cultural change in which one group or members of a group assimilates various cultural patterns from another.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Higher fat intake and lower fruit and vegetables intakes are associated with greater acculturation among Mexicans living in Washington State
    Marian L Neuhouser
    Cancer Prevention, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA 98109 1024, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 104:51-7. 2004
  2. ncbi Is acculturation unidimensional or bidimensional? A head-to-head comparison in the prediction of personality, self-identity, and adjustment
    A G Ryder
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    J Pers Soc Psychol 79:49-65. 2000
  3. ncbi Defining and measuring acculturation: a systematic review of public health studies with Hispanic populations in the United States
    Maria D Thomson
    University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    Soc Sci Med 69:983-91. 2009
  4. ncbi Acculturative stress, depression, and suicidal ideation among immigrant and second-generation Latino adolescents
    J D Hovey
    Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48109 1109, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 35:1183-92. 1996
  5. ncbi Birthplace, years of residence in the United States, and obesity among Mexican-American adults
    Carlos H Barcenas
    Department of Internal Medicine of the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, and Boston VA Healthcare System, MA, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:1043-52. 2007
  6. pmc Toward a theory-driven model of acculturation in public health research
    Ana F Abraido-Lanza
    Department of Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:1342-6. 2006
  7. ncbi The association between acculturation and health practices among middle-aged and elderly Latinas
    P J Cantero
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles 90033 0800, USA
    Ethn Dis 9:166-80. 1999
  8. ncbi The role of acculturation in nutrition, lifestyle, and incidence of type 2 diabetes among Latinos
    Rafael Perez-Escamilla
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, Center for Eliminating Health Disparities among Latinos, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269 4017, USA
    J Nutr 137:860-70. 2007
  9. ncbi Acculturation and the prevalence of pain amongst South Asian minority ethnic groups in the UK
    B Palmer
    ARC Epidemiology Unit, Manchester University Medical School, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PT, UK
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 46:1009-14. 2007
  10. ncbi Dietary acculturation and the nutrition transition: an overview
    Jessie A Satia
    Department of Nutrition, Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 35:219-23. 2010

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Publications328 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi Higher fat intake and lower fruit and vegetables intakes are associated with greater acculturation among Mexicans living in Washington State
    Marian L Neuhouser
    Cancer Prevention, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA 98109 1024, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 104:51-7. 2004
    To examine associations of diet with acculturation among Hispanic immigrants from Mexico to Washington state and to compare dietary patterns of Hispanic with non-Hispanic white residents.
  2. ncbi Is acculturation unidimensional or bidimensional? A head-to-head comparison in the prediction of personality, self-identity, and adjustment
    A G Ryder
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    J Pers Soc Psychol 79:49-65. 2000
    The unidimensional model of acculturation posits that heritage and mainstream culture identifications have a strong inverse relation, whereas the bidimensional model posits that the 2 identifications are independent...
  3. ncbi Defining and measuring acculturation: a systematic review of public health studies with Hispanic populations in the United States
    Maria D Thomson
    University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    Soc Sci Med 69:983-91. 2009
    ..health literature focusing on Hispanic populations in the United States defined and measured the concept of acculturation. A review of 134 studies found considerable variation in the definition and measurement of this construct...
  4. ncbi Acculturative stress, depression, and suicidal ideation among immigrant and second-generation Latino adolescents
    J D Hovey
    Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48109 1109, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 35:1183-92. 1996
    ....
  5. ncbi Birthplace, years of residence in the United States, and obesity among Mexican-American adults
    Carlos H Barcenas
    Department of Internal Medicine of the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, and Boston VA Healthcare System, MA, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:1043-52. 2007
    ..To evaluate the association between birthplace (Mexico or U.S.) and obesity in men and women and to analyze the relationship between duration of U.S. residency and prevalence of obesity in Mexican immigrants...
  6. pmc Toward a theory-driven model of acculturation in public health research
    Ana F Abraido-Lanza
    Department of Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:1342-6. 2006
    Interest in studying the impact of acculturation on immigrant health has increased in tandem with the growth of the Latino population in the United States...
  7. ncbi The association between acculturation and health practices among middle-aged and elderly Latinas
    P J Cantero
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles 90033 0800, USA
    Ethn Dis 9:166-80. 1999
    To examine the relationship between acculturation and five health practices, including cigarette smoking, alcohol consumption, exercise, obesity, and sleeping habits.
  8. ncbi The role of acculturation in nutrition, lifestyle, and incidence of type 2 diabetes among Latinos
    Rafael Perez-Escamilla
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, Center for Eliminating Health Disparities among Latinos, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269 4017, USA
    J Nutr 137:860-70. 2007
    ..The purpose of this critical review is to examine the influence of acculturation on type 2 diabetes and corresponding risk factors, including 1) dietary intake, 2) physical activity patterns, ..
  9. ncbi Acculturation and the prevalence of pain amongst South Asian minority ethnic groups in the UK
    B Palmer
    ARC Epidemiology Unit, Manchester University Medical School, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PT, UK
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 46:1009-14. 2007
    ..we investigated the extent to which differences in the prevalence of pain within the South Asian population could be explained by differences in acculturation (the extent to which immigrants take on the culture of their host population).
  10. ncbi Dietary acculturation and the nutrition transition: an overview
    Jessie A Satia
    Department of Nutrition, Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 35:219-23. 2010
    This article provides an overview of the phenomena of "dietary acculturation" and the "nutrition transition". The term dietary acculturation is defined, and a proposed model for how dietary acculturation occurs is presented...
  11. ncbi Acculturation and ethnic-minority health behavior: a test of the operant model
    Irma Corral
    Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, San Diego State University
    Health Psychol 27:737-45. 2008
    The Operant Model of Acculturation predicts that health behaviors that have a low prevalence (< 20%) among Traditional (low-acculturated) minorities increase in prevalence with acculturation and hence have a higher prevalence among ..
  12. pmc Correlates of susceptibility to smoking among Mexican origin youth residing in Houston, Texas: a cross-sectional analysis
    Anna V Wilkinson
    Department of Epidemiology, Unit 1340, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, PO Box 301439, Houston, TX 77230 1439, USA
    BMC Public Health 8:337. 2008
    ..In this analysis we examined the relationship between susceptibility to smoking and well-known risk factors associated with smoking initiation among a cohort of 11 to 13 year old Mexican origin youth residing in Houston, Texas...
  13. pmc A systematic review of the relationship between acculturation and diet among Latinos in the United States: implications for future research
    Guadalupe X Ayala
    Division of Health Promotion, Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 108:1330-44. 2008
    ..Researchers have indicated that the healthfulness of the Latino diet deteriorates during the acculturation process...
  14. pmc Cardiovascular risk factors in Mexican American adults: a transcultural analysis of NHANES III, 1988-1994
    J Sundquist
    Stanford Center for Research in Disease Prevention, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA 94304 1825, USA
    Am J Public Health 89:723-30. 1999
    ..This study examined the extent to which cardiovascular disease risk factors differ among subgroups of Mexican Americans living in the United States...
  15. pmc Association between length of residence and cardiovascular disease risk factors among an ethnically diverse group of United States immigrants
    Deepika L Koya
    Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Center for Health Disparities Research, Medical University of South Carolina, 135 Rutledge Avenue, Room 280H, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:841-6. 2007
    Although differences in cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors between immigrants and nonimmigrants have been examined previously, the effect of acculturation on CVD risk factors in immigrants has been less well studied.
  16. ncbi Acculturation and smoking patterns among Hispanics: a review
    Jeffrey W Bethel
    Department of Public Health Sciences, University of California, Davis, California 95616 8638, USA
    Am J Prev Med 29:143-8. 2005
    To conduct a systematic review of published studies investigating the association of acculturation and smoking patterns among Hispanic men and women in the United States.
  17. pmc Acculturation and diabetes among Hispanics: evidence from the 1999-2002 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
    Arch G Mainous
    Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Public Health Rep 121:60-6. 2006
    ..white individuals; however, it is unclear whether Hispanics' risk of diabetes differs based on their level of acculturation. The purpose of our research was to examine acculturation among Hispanic Americans with respect to prevalence ..
  18. ncbi The roles of citizenship status, acculturation, and health insurance in breast and cervical cancer screening among immigrant women
    Sandra E Echeverria
    Division of General Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Med Care 44:788-92. 2006
    Immigrant women are less likely to undergo cancer screening. However, few national studies have examined the role of citizenship status or acculturation.
  19. pmc Applying general strain theory to examine perceived discrimination's indirect relation to Mexican-heritage youth's alcohol, cigarette, and marijuana use
    Jennifer A Kam
    School of Communication, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
    Prev Sci 11:397-410. 2010
    Latent growth curve modeling was used to test four hypotheses. First, this study hypothesized that acculturation-related variables (e.g., Mexican-heritage youth's country of origin, time spent in the U.S...
  20. pmc Leisure-time physical activity disparities among Hispanic subgroups in the United States
    Charles J Neighbors
    The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, 633 Third Ave, New York, NY 10017, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:1460-4. 2008
    ..Sociodemographic factors partly accounted for disparities among men; disparities among women persisted despite multivariate adjustments. Interventions must attend to these under-served yet varied sub-communities...
  21. ncbi Age, acculturation, cultural adjustment, and mental health symptoms of Chinese, Korean, and Japanese immigrant youths
    Christine J Yeh
    Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University, 525 West 120th Street, New York, New York 10027, USA
    Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol 9:34-48. 2003
    ..and Korean immigrant junior high and high school students (N = 319) investigated the association between age, acculturation, cultural adjustment difficulties, and general mental health concerns...
  22. pmc Lymphoid malignancies in U.S. Asians: incidence rate differences by birthplace and acculturation
    Christina A Clarke
    Cancer Prevention Institute of California, Fremont, California 94538, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 20:1064-77. 2011
    ....
  23. ncbi The cultural context of gender, identity: female genital, excision and infibulation
    Bilkis Vissandjee
    University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Health Care Women Int 24:115-24. 2003
    ..to explore the practices of female genital excision and infibulation as they relate to gender identity and the acculturation process in Canada...
  24. ncbi Reproductive health practices among Indian, Indo-Canadian, Canadian East Asian, and Euro-Canadian women: the role of acculturation
    Lori A Brotto
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC
    J Obstet Gynaecol Can 30:229-38. 2008
    ..We also explored the level of acculturation in the two immigrant groups in order to understand the extent to which affiliation with Western culture may ..
  25. ncbi Interrelationships among biological markers of aging, health, activity, acculturation, and cognitive performance in late adulthood
    K J Anstey
    The Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, University of New South Wales, Randwick, Australia
    Psychol Aging 14:605-18. 1999
    ..Physical health and physical activity had direct effects on BioAge. Measures of acculturation explained non-age-related variance in cognitive test performance...
  26. ncbi Physical activity and acculturation among adult Hispanics in the United States
    David Berrigan
    Applied Research Program, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD 20892 7344, USA
    Res Q Exerc Sport 77:147-57. 2006
    ..This analysis examines the association between acculturation and physical activity in a large (approximately 5,000) sample of Hispanic adults from the 2000 National Health ..
  27. ncbi Access to care, acculturation, and risk factors for stroke in Mexican Americans: the Brain Attack Surveillance in Corpus Christi (BASIC) project
    Melinda A Smith
    Stroke Program, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, USA
    Stroke 34:2671-5. 2003
    ..We compared access to care, acculturation, and biological risk factors among Mexican American and non-Hispanic white stroke patients and the general ..
  28. pmc Substance use among foreign-born youths in the United States: does the length of residence matter?
    Joseph C Gfroerer
    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Office of Applied Studies, Rockville, MD 20857, USA
    Am J Public Health 93:1892-5. 2003
  29. pmc Parent-child acculturation patterns and substance use among Hispanic adolescents: a longitudinal analysis
    Jennifer B Unger
    School of Community and Global Health, Claremont Graduate University, 150 E Tenth St, Harper Hall 107, Claremont, CA 91711, USA
    J Prim Prev 30:293-313. 2009
    b>Acculturation discrepancy theory predicts that conflicting cultural preferences between adolescents and their parents will increase the adolescents' risk for behavior problems such as substance use...
  30. ncbi Mental health problems and post-migration stress among multi-traumatized refugees attending outpatient clinics upon resettlement to Norway
    Dinu Stefan Teodorescu
    Innlandet Hospital Trust, Brumunddal, Norway
    Scand J Psychol 53:316-32. 2012
    ..Further research may clarify the existence of a cumulative relationship between pre-resettlement traumas and post-resettlement stressors in the mental health of refugees, which in turn may help to improve therapeutic interventions...
  31. ncbi Pre- and postintervention differences in acculturation, knowledge, beliefs, and stages of readiness for mammograms among Korean American women
    Jin Hee Kim
    College of Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
    Oncol Nurs Forum 36:E80-92. 2009
    To assess differences in acculturation, knowledge, beliefs, and stages of readiness for mammograms from pre- to postintervention among Korean American women aged 40 years or older.
  32. pmc Food acculturation drives dietary differences among Mexicans, Mexican Americans, and Non-Hispanic Whites
    Carolina Batis
    Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    J Nutr 141:1898-906. 2011
    Our aim was to examine the effects of food acculturation on Mexican Americans' (MA) diets, taking the Mexican diet as reference...
  33. ncbi The influence of maternal acculturation on child body mass index at age 24 months
    Katarina M Sussner
    Department of Oncological Sciences, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 109:218-25. 2009
    Obesity rates in preschool-aged children are greatest among Latinos. Studies of the relationship of acculturation to obesity among Latino immigrants have primarily focused on adults and adolescents...
  34. ncbi Acculturation in the United States is associated with lower serum carotenoid levels: Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
    Jim P Stimpson
    Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX 76107 2699, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 107:1218-23. 2007
    This study examined the association of acculturation in the United States and serum carotenoid levels...
  35. ncbi Lifecourse, immigrant status and acculturation in food purchasing and preparation among low-income mothers
    Tamara Dubowitz
    RAND Corporation, 4570 Fifth Avenue, Suite 600, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Public Health Nutr 10:396-404. 2007
    This study investigates how lifecourse, immigrant status and acculturation, and neighbourhood of residence influence food purchasing and preparation among low-income women with children, living in the USA...
  36. pmc Cultural adaptation into Spanish of the generalized anxiety disorder-7 (GAD-7) scale as a screening tool
    Javier Garcia-Campayo
    Department of Psychiatry, Hospital Universitario Miguel Servet, Zaragoza, Spain
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 8:8. 2010
    ..This study carried out the cultural adaptation into Spanish of the 7-item self-administered GAD-7 scale, which is used to identify probable patients with GAD...
  37. pmc Acculturation and physical activity in a working class multiethnic population
    Kathleen Y Wolin
    Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Preventive Medicine, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Prev Med 42:266-72. 2006
    Determinants of physical activity in minority populations remain under-explored. Acculturation is one proposed mechanism for the disparities that exist between racial and ethnic groups in health outcomes.
  38. ncbi Changing living conditions, life style and health
    Tine Curtis
    National Institute of Public Health, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Int J Circumpolar Health 64:442-50. 2005
    ..Psychosocial stress is reflected in problems such as alcohol abuse, violence and suicide, and these factors have been shown in studies on migration and transitions in health to be connected to changes in lifestyle and living conditions...
  39. ncbi Asian American adolescents' first sexual intercourse: gender and acculturation differences
    Hyeouk Chris Hahm
    School of Social Work, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
    Perspect Sex Reprod Health 38:28-36. 2006
    ..Interventions aimed at adolescents need to be culturally specific. The dearth of data on Asian American adolescents has made it difficult to meet their needs...
  40. pmc Acculturation, nutrition, and health disparities in Latinos
    Rafael Perez-Escamilla
    Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 93:1163S-7S. 2011
    ..Latinos have become the largest minority group in the United States and will represent 25% of the US population by 2050. Latinos experience a disproportionate burden of poverty and poor health outcomes...
  41. pmc Acculturation and cardiovascular risk factor control among Hispanic adults in the United States
    Pracha P Eamranond
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Brookline, MA, USA
    Public Health Rep 124:818-24. 2009
    We sought to determine whether low acculturation, based on language measures, leads to disparities in cardiovascular risk factor control in U.S. Hispanic adults.
  42. pmc Neighbourhood immigrant acculturation and diet among Hispanic female residents of New York City
    Yoosun Park
    School for Social Work, Smith College, Northampton, MA, USA
    Public Health Nutr 14:1593-600. 2011
    ..To identify predominant dietary patterns among Hispanic women and to determine whether adherence to dietary patterns is predicted by neighbourhood-level factors: linguistic isolation, poverty rate and the retail food environment...
  43. pmc Acculturation of attitudes toward end-of-life care: a cross-cultural survey of Japanese Americans and Japanese
    Shinji Matsumura
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Calif 90095 1736, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 17:531-9. 2002
    Cross-cultural ethical conflicts are common. However, little is known about how and to what extent acculturation changes attitudes toward end-of-life care and advance care planning...
  44. ncbi Conceptions of acculturation: a review and statement of critical issues
    Maria Lopez-Class
    Department of Oncology, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer, Center, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA
    Soc Sci Med 72:1555-62. 2011
    This article reviews evidence for re-conceptualizing acculturation status and acculturation process in health care research with United States (U.S.) Latino populations...
  45. pmc Rethinking the concept of acculturation: implications for theory and research
    Seth J Schwartz
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Leonard M Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Am Psychol 65:237-51. 2010
    This article presents an expanded model of acculturation among international migrants and their immediate descendants...
  46. ncbi Association of acculturation with cesarean section among Latinas
    Amy I Zlot
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Matern Child Health J 9:11-20. 2005
    Examine the association of acculturation and cesarean section after adjusting for clinical and non-clinical factors that could influence clinical discretion in performing the surgery.
  47. ncbi Asian American multidimensional acculturation scale: development, factor analysis, reliability, and validity
    Ruth H Gim Chung
    Division of Counseling Psychology, Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, US
    Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol 10:66-80. 2004
    This article describes the development and psychometric properties of the Asian American Multidimensional Acculturation Scale (AAMAS). The results of 3 separate studies provide strong evidence of the instrument's reliability and validity...
  48. ncbi Acculturation, socioeconomic status, obesity and lifestyle factors among low-income Puerto Rican women in Connecticut, U.S., 1998-1999
    Nurgül Fitzgerald
    Department of Family and Community Health Sciences, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901, United States of America
    Rev Panam Salud Publica 19:306-13. 2006
    To examine the associations of socioeconomic status and acculturation with obesity and lifestyle characteristics that may be risk factors for diabetes and cardiovascular disease among low-income Puerto Rican women.
  49. pmc Individual and area-based indicators of acculturation and the metabolic syndrome among low-income Mexican American women living in a border region
    KARLA ESPINOSA DE LOS MONTEROS
    Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, San Diego State University, University ofCalifornia, San Diego, CA 92120, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:1979-86. 2008
    We sought to examine the relationships between individual and area-based indicators of acculturation and metabolic syndrome (MetS) risk among a sample of Mexican American women living in the California-Baja California border region.
  50. ncbi Acculturation, internalizing mental health symptoms, and self-esteem: cultural experiences of Latino adolescents in North Carolina
    Paul R Smokowski
    School of Social Work, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 301 Pittsboro Street, CB 3550, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 3550, USA
    Child Psychiatry Hum Dev 37:273-92. 2007
    This investigation examined acculturation risk factors and cultural assets, internalizing behavioral problems, and self-esteem in 323 Latino adolescents living in North Carolina...
  51. ncbi Acculturation stress and depression among Asian immigrant elders
    Ada C Mui
    Columbia University, School of Social Work, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Soc Work 51:243-55. 2006
    This study examines the association between acculturation stress and depressive symptoms in a regional probability sample (n = 407) of six groups of Asian immigrant elders (Chinese, Korean, Indian, Filipino,Vietnamese, and Japanese)...
  52. pmc The influence of immigrant status and acculturation on the development of overweight in Latino families: a qualitative study
    Katarina M Sussner
    Department of Oncological Sciences, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 10:497-505. 2008
    Exposure to obesogenic environments in the U.S. may foster development of overweight in immigrants with greater acculturation. Few studies document mechanisms of the acculturation process from immigrants' own perspectives or describe ..
  53. ncbi Effects of acculturation on smoking behavior in Asian Americans: a meta-analysis
    Sarah Choi
    Department of Family Health Care Nursing, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    J Cardiovasc Nurs 23:67-73. 2008
    ..In the United States, the prevalence rate in Asian immigrants is high (26%-70%), with Southeast Asian men having the highest rate. Acculturation has been associated with smoking behavior in this ethnic group.
  54. pmc Risk for psychiatric disorder among immigrants and their US-born descendants: evidence from the National Comorbidity Survey Replication
    Joshua Breslau
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 195:189-95. 2007
    ..This pattern is consistent with either of two causal processes, one involving early socialization in the United States and the other involving postmigration experiences among immigrants who arrive in the United States as adults...
  55. ncbi Acculturation and depressive symptoms among pregnant and postpartum Latinas
    Marivel Davila
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
    Matern Child Health J 13:318-25. 2009
    Among childbearing Latinas, higher acculturation has been found to be significantly associated with increased risk for mental health problems, although these findings have been inconsistent...
  56. pmc Acculturation and use of health care services by Turkish and Moroccan migrants: a cross-sectional population-based study
    Thijs Fassaert
    Department of Epidemiology, Documentation and Health Promotion, Amsterdam Municipal Health Service, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 9:332. 2009
    There is insufficient empirical evidence which shows if and how there is an interrelation between acculturation and health care utilisation...
  57. ncbi Association between language and risk factor levels among Hispanic adults with hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, or diabetes
    Pracha P Eamranond
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Am Heart J 157:53-9. 2009
    The association of acculturation and cardiovascular risk factor control among populations with high proportions of immigrants has not been well studied.
  58. ncbi Determinants of Latina obesity in the United States: the role of selective acculturation
    Ming Chin Yeh
    Hunter College, City University of New York
    J Transcult Nurs 20:105-15. 2009
    ..In this article, the authors review the existing literature on acculturation as it relates to obesity and health behaviors among U.S. Hispanic women...
  59. pmc Do healthy behaviors decline with greater acculturation? Implications for the Latino mortality paradox
    Ana F Abraido-Lanza
    Department of Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, 722 West 168 Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Soc Sci Med 61:1243-55. 2005
    ..a secondary data analysis of the 1991 National Health Interview Survey to test the health behavior and acculturation hypotheses, which have been proposed to explain this paradox...
  60. ncbi Acculturation to Western society as a risk factor for high blood pressure: a meta-analytic review
    Patrick R Steffen
    Brigham Young University, 284 Taylor Building, Provo, Utah 84602, USA
    Psychosom Med 68:386-97. 2006
    A number of studies have documented that acculturation to western society is related to an increase in blood pressure (BP)...
  61. ncbi Cultural change and mental health in Greenland: the association of childhood conditions, language, and urbanization with mental health and suicidal thoughts among the Inuit of Greenland
    Peter Bjerregaard
    Section for Research in Greenland, National Institute of Public Health, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Soc Sci Med 54:33-48. 2002
    ....
  62. ncbi Unhealthy assimilation: why do immigrants converge to American health status levels?
    Heather Antecol
    Department of Economics, Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, CA 91711, USA
    Demography 43:337-60. 2006
    ....
  63. ncbi Beyond acculturation: immigration, discrimination, and health research among Mexicans in the United States
    Edna A Viruell-Fuentes
    Harvard School of Public Health, Cambridge, MA, USA
    Soc Sci Med 65:1524-35. 2007
    ..However, the prominence granted to acculturation within these explanations diverts attention from structural and contextual factors, such as social and ..
  64. ncbi Acculturation and psychological distress among non-Western Muslim migrants--a population-based survey
    Thijs Fassaert
    Department of Epidemiology, Documentation and Health Promotion, Municipal Health Service, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Soc Psychiatry 57:132-43. 2011
    ..Political and social developments point at increasing marginalization of Muslim migrants, but little is known about its consequences for the mental health of this particular group...
  65. ncbi A study of dietary patterns in the Mexican-American population and their association with obesity
    Patricia M Carrera
    Department of Nutrition, University of Maryland, College Park, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 107:1735-42. 2007
    ..We hypothesized that Mexican-American adults following a traditional diet would have a lower prevalence of obesity than those following a more typical American diet...
  66. ncbi Acculturation, physical activity, and fast-food consumption among Asian-American and Hispanic adolescents
    Jennifer B Unger
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    J Community Health 29:467-81. 2004
    Previous studies have implicated acculturation to the US as a risk factor for unhealthy behaviors among Hispanic and Asian-American adolescents, including substance use, violence, and unsafe sex...
  67. pmc Differences in fruit and vegetable intake among Hispanic subgroups in California: results from the 2005 California Health Interview Survey
    URIYOAN COLON-RAMOS
    Health Promotion Research Branch, Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute NIH, 6130 Executive Blvd, Bethesda, MD 20892 7344, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 109:1878-85. 2009
    ..To compare total fruit and vegetable intake in cup equivalents and its individual components among Hispanic subgroups in California...
  68. ncbi Chronic diseases and dietary changes in relation to Korean Americans' length of residence in the United States
    Eun Ju Yang
    Department of Culinary Science, Honam University, Gwangju, Korea
    J Am Diet Assoc 107:942-50. 2007
    ..National health in the United States is influenced by the dietary norms brought into the country by an increasing number of immigrants...
  69. ncbi Measuring culture: a critical review of acculturation and health in Asian immigrant populations
    Talya Salant
    Committee on the History of Culture and The Pritzker School of Medicine, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Soc Sci Med 57:71-90. 2003
    The number of studies examining how acculturation affects the health of Asian immigrants has increased in recent years...
  70. pmc Recency of immigration, substance use, and sexual behavior among Massachusetts adolescents
    S M Blake
    George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, 2175 K St, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20037, USA
    Am J Public Health 91:794-8. 2001
    ..001). CONCLUSIONS: A window of opportunity exists to provide primary prevention programs in schools to immigrant youths that may reduce adolescent health risk behaviors...
  71. ncbi The impact of acculturation on the use of traditional Chinese medicine in newly diagnosed Chinese cancer patients
    Mark Anthony Ferro
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Western Ontario, Kresge Building, Room K201, London, Ontario N6A 5C1, Canada
    Support Care Cancer 15:985-92. 2007
    This study assessed the impact of acculturation on the prevalence of traditional Chinese medicine and other complementary and alternative medicine (TCM/CAM) use in newly diagnosed Chinese cancer patients...
  72. ncbi Age at arrival and risk of obesity among US immigrants
    Reshma Roshania
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:2669-75. 2008
    ..Obesity prevention among young US immigrants should be a priority...
  73. ncbi Associations among food insecurity, acculturation, demographic factors, and fruit and vegetable intake at home in Hispanic children
    Jayna M Dave
    Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates St, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 109:697-701. 2009
    The purpose of this cross-sectional pilot study was to examine associations between food insecurity, acculturation, demographic factors, and children's fruit and vegetable intake among a sample of Hispanic children ages 5 to 12 years...
  74. pmc Acculturation and self-reported health among Hispanics using a socio-behavioral model: the North Texas Healthy Heart Study
    Katandria L Johnson
    Primary Care Research Institute, University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX, USA
    BMC Public Health 10:53. 2010
    b>Acculturation is a continuous, firsthand contact with other cultures functioning at both group and individual levels and is reflected in our culturally diverse society, calling for a greater understanding of the environmental and ..
  75. pmc Generation, language, body mass index, and activity patterns in Hispanic children
    Sharon E Taverno
    Department of Biobehavioral Health, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Prev Med 38:145-53. 2010
    The acculturation hypothesis proposes an overall disadvantage in health outcomes for Hispanic immigrants with more time spent living in the U.S...
  76. ncbi Dietary assimilation and health among hispanic immigrants to the United States
    Ilana Redstone Akresh
    University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Department of Sociology, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    J Health Soc Behav 48:404-17. 2007
    ..those with worse health have been in the United States for longer and are more likely to report the use of English at work than those reporting better health, factors that indicate acculturation and exposure to broader U.S. society.
  77. ncbi Adversities of acculturation? Prevalence of obesity among immigrants
    Neeraj Kaushal
    School of Social Work, Columbia University, Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Health Econ 18:291-303. 2009
    ..For those who experienced increase in obesity with duration, the rise was higher during the first five years of residence than later and greater for those who arrived at a relatively young age...
  78. ncbi Acculturation and education level in relation to quality of the diet: a study of Surinamese South Asian and Afro-Caribbean residents of the Netherlands
    M Nicolaou
    Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Hum Nutr Diet 19:383-93. 2006
    To consider the changes in overall diet quality following migration we examined the associations of acculturation variables and education level with diet in Surinamese South Asian and Surinamese Afro-Caribbean origin on the one hand, and ..
  79. pmc Acculturation and healthy lifestyle among Latinos with diabetes
    Arch G Mainous
    Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Ann Fam Med 6:131-7. 2008
    ..We sought to examine the association of acculturation on healthy lifestyle habits among the Latino population in the United States with diabetes.
  80. ncbi Socio-demographic differences in acculturation and mental health for a sample of 2nd generation/early immigrant Arab Americans
    Mona M Amer
    Program for the Study of Immigration and Mental Health, Department of Psychology, The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 9:335-47. 2007
    This study examined socio-demographic differences in acculturation patterns among early immigrant and second-generation Arab Americans, using data from 120 participants who completed a Web-based study...
  81. ncbi Dietary acculturation: applications to nutrition research and dietetics
    Jessie Satia-Abouta
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Cancer Prevention Research Program, Seattle, Wash, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 102:1105-18. 2002
    ..The process by which immigrants adopt the dietary practices of the host country--called "dietary acculturation"--is multidimensional, dynamic, and complex; in addition, it varies considerably, depending on a variety of ..
  82. pmc Associations between United States acculturation and the end-of-life experience of caregivers of patients with advanced cancer
    Susan DeSanto-Madeya
    College of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, Massachusetts 02125, USA
    J Palliat Med 12:1143-9. 2009
    Cultural beliefs and values influence treatment preferences for and experiences with end-of-life (EOL) care among racial and ethnic groups. Within-group variations, however, may exist based on level of acculturation.
  83. ncbi Acculturation and Latino adolescents' substance use: a research agenda for the future
    Mario De La Rosa
    College of Public and Urban Affairs, Florida International University, Miami, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 37:429-56. 2002
    This paper conducts a review of the literature on acculturation by Latino adolescents to traditional European-American cultural values and its effect on their substance-using behaviors...
  84. ncbi Linguistic acculturation and gender effects on smoking among Hispanic youth
    J A Epstein
    Institute for Prevention Research, Cornell University Medical College, New York, New York 10021, USA
    Prev Med 27:583-9. 1998
    ..The complex psychological process of adaptation to a different culture (acculturation) has been linked to smoking among Hispanic adults and adolescents...
  85. ncbi Evidence for a sensitive period for acculturation: younger immigrants report acculturating at a faster rate
    Benjamin Y Cheung
    University of British Columbia, Department of Psychology, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6T 1Z4
    Psychol Sci 22:147-52. 2011
    ..community and student samples of Hong Kong immigrants to Vancouver, Canada, completed the Vancouver Index of Acculturation, a measure that assesses respondents' identification with their mainstream and heritage cultures...
  86. ncbi Acculturation and depression among Hispanics: the moderating effect of intercultural competence
    Lucas Torres
    Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University, USA
    Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol 13:10-7. 2007
    In the present study the authors examined the relative contributions of typical acculturation indicators, general coping, and intercultural competence in predicting depression among 96 Hispanic adults...
  87. ncbi Ethnic identity and acculturation in Hispanic early adolescents: mediated relationships to academic grades, prosocial behaviors, and externalizing symptoms
    Seth J Schwartz
    Center for Family Studies, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Leonard M Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol 13:364-73. 2007
    This study examined acculturative stress and self-esteem as mediators of the association of ethnic identity and acculturation with psychosocial outcomes...
  88. pmc A prospective cohort study of modifiable risk factors for gestational diabetes among Hispanic women: design and baseline characteristics
    Lisa Chasan-Taber
    Department of Public Health, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts, 715 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01003 9304, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 19:117-24. 2010
    ..Currently recognized risk factors for GDM are absent in up to half of affected women, and studies addressing modifiable risk factors for GDM in Hispanic women are sparse...
  89. ncbi The impact of acculturation on smoking in Asian American homes
    Grace X Ma
    Department of Public Health, Center for Asian Health, Temple University, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 15:267-80. 2004
    This study examined the relationship between acculturation and smoking in Asian American homes and the factors that predict whether Asian Americans have family members or visitors smoking in the home...
  90. pmc Role of acculturation research in advancing science and practice in reducing health care disparities among Latinos
    Ruth E Zambrana
    Department of Women s Studies and the Consortium on Race, Gender and Ethnicity, University of Maryland, 2101 Woods Hall, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:18-23. 2010
    ..We examined the theoretical assumptions and methodological limitations of acculturation research in understanding Latino health care disparities, the evidence for socioeconomic position as a ..
  91. ncbi Comparing acculturation models in evaluating dietary habits among low-income Hispanic women
    Sonya Norman
    VA San Diego Healthcare System, University of California, San Diego, California 92108, USA
    Ethn Dis 14:399-404. 2004
    ..Such discrepancies could be caused by inconsistencies in the assessment of acculturation. The goal of the current study was to determine whether different methods of defining acculturation could ..
  92. ncbi Acculturation and adjustment in Latino adolescents: how cultural risk factors and assets influence multiple domains of adolescent mental health
    Paul Smokowski
    School of Social Work, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, CB 3550, 325 Pittsboro Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 3550, USA
    J Prim Prev 30:371-93. 2009
    ..We extend past research by using a longitudinal design and evaluating direct and moderated acculturation effects across a range of internalizing, externalizing, and academic engagement outcomes...
  93. pmc Parent-child acculturation discrepancies as a risk factor for substance use among Hispanic adolescents in Southern California
    Jennifer B Unger
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 11:149-57. 2009
    Theories of acculturation predict that discrepancies in cultural orientation between adolescents and their parents will increase the adolescents' risk for behavior problems such as substance use...
  94. ncbi The association of immigration and acculturation attributes with oral health among immigrants in New York City
    Gustavo D Cruz
    New York University College of Dentistry, Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, 250 Park Avenue South, Sixth Floor, New York, NY 10003, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:S474-80. 2009
    We examined associations between immigration and acculturation attributes and oral disease among immigrants.
  95. ncbi Acculturation and cervical cancer: knowledge, beliefs, and behaviors of Hispanic women
    M P Harmon
    AIDS Research Consortium of Atlanta, GA 30308, USA
    Women Health 24:37-57. 1996
    In a community-based sample of Hispanic women, this study examines differences in relation to level of acculturation in knowledge about the Pap examination, fear/fatalism towards cancer, and cervical cancer screening behaviors...
  96. pmc Acculturation, familism and mother-daughter relations among suicidal and non-suicidal adolescent Latinas
    Luis H Zayas
    Washington University in St Louis, One Brookings Drive, Campus Box 1196, St Louis, MO 63130 4899, USA
    J Prim Prev 30:351-69. 2009
    We examined the role of acculturation, familism and Latina mother-daughter relations in suicide attempts by comparing 65 adolescents with recent suicide attempts and their mothers to 75 teens without any attempts and their mothers...
  97. ncbi Acculturation and its association with health-risk behaviors in a rural Latina population
    Olivia C Kasirye
    Department of Public Health Sciences, University of California, Davis 95616 8638, USA
    Ethn Dis 15:733-9. 2005
    To evaluate the performance of proxy measures of acculturation and to examine the association between acculturation and selected health-risk behaviors.
  98. ncbi The relationships among acculturation, biobehavioral risk, stress, corticotropin-releasing hormone, and poor birth outcomes in Hispanic women
    R Jeanne Ruiz
    University of Texas Medical Branch, School of Nursing, 3 310 Allied Health Sciences Nursing Building, 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77555 1029, USA
    Ethn Dis 16:926-32. 2006
    To determine the predictive ability of acculturation as an antecedent of stress, biobehavioral risk, corticotropin-releasing hormone levels, and poor birth outcomes in pregnant Hispanic women.
  99. ncbi Acculturation and family functioning are related to health risks among pregnant Mexican American women
    H Balcazar
    Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, School of Public Health, University of North Texas, USA
    Behav Med 27:62-70. 2001
    The authors examined the independent and interactive effects of acculturation status and family cohesiveness on a series of psychosocial and medical risk factors of pregnancy among 500 women of Mexican origin...
  100. ncbi Health status of Mexican-origin persons: do proxy measures of acculturation advance our understanding of health disparities?
    Olivia Carter-Pokras
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Maryland College Park School of Public Health, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 10:475-88. 2008
    This paper compares select health status indicators between the U.S. and Mexico, and within the Mexican-origin population using proxy measures of acculturation.
  101. ncbi Immigration and health
    Deanne K Hilfinger Messias
    University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA
    Annu Rev Nurs Res 22:101-34. 2004
    ..In addition, research on acculturation has not clarified the positive or negative effects of acculturation on health...

Research Grants20

  1. Maternal behavior among Puerto Rican adolescent mothers
    JOSEFINA GRAU; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..to changes in children's cognitive and emotional/behavioral outcomes during early childhood;and 3) how acculturation level moderates the above relations...
  2. Advanced Center for Latino and MH Systems Research
    Margarita Alegria; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..We further hypothesize that greater acculturation in Mexican American parents will be associated with less variation between Mexican American and non- Latino ..
  3. Psychoneuroimmunology: Preterm Birth in Hispanics
    ROBERTA RUIZ; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..are the largest and fastest growing ethnic group in the US with the rates of preterm birth increasing with acculturation. We have delineated a predictive pathway from acculturation through the endocrine and immune systems to ..
  4. Socio-Cultural Influences on Allergic Sensitization
    Ginger Chew; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..of the exposure that leads to sensitization to indoor allergens, and how socioeconomic status, level of acculturation, and travel between NYC and Puerto Rico among these families influences this critical exposure...
  5. Racial/ethnic differences in symptom perception in childhood asthma
    Jonathan Feldman; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Parent measures will include asthma beliefs, family support, acculturation, and assessment of major depression and abridged somatization using the Composite International Diagnostic ..
  6. Adolescent Latino Sexual Behavior: More Reactive or Reasoned?
    FELISA GONZALES; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..on Latino adolescent sexual behavior;and 3) to examine whether and how risk images, maternal- adolescent acculturation gaps, and perceptions of discrimination contribute to Latino adolescents'willingness to engage in ..
  7. PS07-003, Minority HIV/AIDS Research Initiative (MARI)
    CARL DENNIS SNEED; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..b>Acculturation, ethnic identity, and generational status will be used to assess the role of culture in sexual health ..
  8. A Patient-Centered Strategy to Reduce Diabetes Disparities in Chinese Americans
    Susan Ivey; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..for Chinese are higher in the US than in native countries, and rates have been demonstrated to increase with acculturation. Approximately 15% of Chinese are diagnosed with diabetes, ~ 2.5 times higher than in the general U.S...
  9. Exploring the Role of Race/Ethnicity & Family Influences to Reduce Youth Smoking
    E MELINDA MELINDA MAHABEE GITTENS; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Ultimate influences include parental supervision and monitoring, family conflict, and acculturation. Examination of these influences will address our central hypothesis that racial/ethnic differences in smoking ..
  10. Role of English Fluency in Spanish Neuropsychological Performance
    Paula Suarez; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..will explore whether bilingual advantages observed in our preliminary data are explained by socioeconomic and acculturation differences between bilinguals and monolinguals...
  11. OBESITY IN MEXICAN-AMERICAN CHILDREN
    JACQUELINE BLANK; Fiscal Year: 1992
    ..Body Habitus Scale? 4) socioeconomic status as measured by Green's Socioeconomic Scale? 5) degree of maternal acculturation as measured by Acculturation Rating Scale for Mexican Americans? and 6) other select demographic variables ..
  12. Diet and Breast Density over Time in US Chinese Women
    Marilyn Tseng; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..of lifestyle changes that occur in foreign-born, US Chinese women could contribute to our understanding of how acculturation-related factors, particularly in adulthood, affect breast cancer risk...
  13. Access to care in Asian Americans: Assessing determinants of usual source of care
    EVA CHANG; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..the need for systematic assessment of the intricate factors influencing health, especially those related to acculturation, or the long-term psychosocial and cultural effects of immigration...
  14. Mexican Americans: Family Caregivers Experience
    Jo Nell Wells; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..informative theory of MA female family caregiving for persons with cancer; 3) examine associations among acculturation, perceptions of health status, mood state, and burden in MA female family caregivers; 4) compare and contrast ..
  15. Self, Health, and Life Satisfaction in Mexican Americans
    THEODORE SINGELIS; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..of previous findings relating possible selves to health-protective behaviors; 3) Examine the effects of acculturation on health locus of control, health-protective behaviors, and self-construal; 4) Determine the generalizability,..
  16. MEXICAN-ORIGIN CHILDREN'S HEALTH IN CULTURAL CONTEXT
    Lauren Clark; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..Health advantages often erode with increasing levels of acculturation. Nurses working with Mexican-origin children and their families to maximize child health outcomes need a ..
  17. NATIONAL NETWORK FOR HISPANIC CANCER PREVENTION
    Amelie Ramirez; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..There are relationships between acculturation and behavioral risks such as smoking or heavy drinking and a mix of positive and negative nutritional patterns...
  18. Latinos, Culture, and Obesity
    Lisa Sanchez Johnsen; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The purpose of this cross-sectional study is to explore the role of four cultural variables (acculturation, acculturative stress, ethnic identity, and cultural values) that may help to explain the ethnic disparities ..
  19. DRINKING, SEX AND HIV RISK AMONG BLACK ADOLESCENTS
    Lee Strunin; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..after drinking, and whether the drinking behaviors and sexual behaviors of the adolescents are influenced by acculturation. The research will indicate whether specific cultural differences and extent of acculturation affect beliefs ..
  20. Life Stories for Black Youth: Exploring Cultural Heritage through Storytelling
    Amanda Harrell; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..g., stories from the Underground Railroad) and experiential (e.g., acculturation) stories in order to increase self-esteem and school engagement among Black students, as well as promote an ..