acculturation


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acculturation

 [ah-kul″cher-a´shun]
the process of adapting or learning to take on selected behaviors of another group; change generally occurs between both cultures that are in contact.

acculturation

[əkul′chərā′shən]
1 the process of adopting the cultural traits or social patterns of a different population group.
2 the modification of the culture of a group resulting from association with another group.

acculturation

The process of incorporating the culture, mores and values of another group; the exchange of cultural features (traditions, values, or religious beliefs comprising the way of life) that results when groups of individuals from different cultures come into continuous direct contact, resulting in an alteration in the cultural patterns of one or both groups. While acculturation is in theory bilateral, in most instances the minority culture becomes integrated into the population’s majority culture.

Acculturation

A term which is generally defined as the exchange of cultural features (traditions, values, or religious beliefs comprising the way of life) which results when groups of individuals from different cultures come into continuous direct contact, resulting in an alteration in the cultural patterns of one or both groups. While, theoretically, acculturation can work in both directions, the norm is that the minority population is assimilated into the population’s dominant majority.

ac·cul·tur·a·tion

(ă-kŭl'chŭr-ā'shŭn)
Adaptation by a person or group to customs, values, beliefs, and behaviors of a new country or culture.
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Past researchers examined acculturation based on a person's certain cultural values and choices, for example, marriage (e.
A 47-item instrument was developed based on the constructs of the HBM and acculturation.
Types of adaptation or coping, acquired and applied during the process of acculturation, are called acculturation styles.
Although originally listed in the instrument under immigration issues, acculturation concern was analyzed as a separate variable because the CAPES findings mentioned in Chen and Mak's (2008) study indicated that acculturation level is positively related to depression--that is, highly acculturated individuals show higher levels of depression.
Based on their level of acculturation, the present Asian sample was mainly Asian identified, providing some support for this idea.
Critical history of the acculturation psychology of assimilation, separation, integration, and marginalization.
In Berry and Sam (1997), acculturation is the change that has resulted from migration, colonization, or other form of intercultural experience.
But for the sake of convenience and easy application, they are grouped into two--modernisation, the product of invention, diffusion or acculturation and function.
The acculturation process and ethnic self identification of second-generation Christian Palestinian American women (Unpublished doctoral dissertation), California Professional School of Psychology at Alliant International University, San Diego.
Yet, an understanding of levels and types of involvement among resident immigrant fathers and exactly how acculturation influences such involvement has not been widely examined.
Earlier anthropologists and sociologists defined acculturation as a process of integration with, and differentiation from, the dominant culture (Social Science Research Council, 1954).
Acculturation of immigrants is "a double-edged sword," Dr.