To this end, for less acculturated
Latinas, a shift in descriptive and injunctive norms regarding health-related behaviors may be a necessary step for narrative persuasion; whereas, consistent with U.S.
(10) Sociologists of religion agree "that marginal religious groups or sects are characterized by: 1) an emphasis on doctrinal purity; 2) hostility to or disassociation from the prevailing culture; and 3) a strict code of behavior." (11) Whatever the precise framework, we can speak of religious groups as relatively "acculturated
," aligned with the dominant culture, or "unacculturated," antagonistic to or withdrawn from the culture.
(2006), the highly acculturated
group included those fathers who reported that English was their primary language as well as those who had a mean score of four, and the low acculturated
group included those Hispanic fathers with Language Proficiency scores of less than four.
Early theories in acculturation were focused on the bipolar aspects of the construct and posited that individuals were either acculturated
or not acculturated
(Abe-Kim, Okazaki, & Goto, 2001).
It examined whether Latino predominance and the mix of more and less acculturated
students in schools enhanced drug prevention program outcomes among Latino students.
As it is evident in other immigrant communities arriving in the United States, Korean Americans expected to be acculturated
into the dominant culture.
Mintel found Hispanics more interested in packages with "small portions" than the general population.- Frozen snack usage is extremely low among less acculturated
Hispanics, but more acculturated
Hispanics eat them at the same rate as other Americans.- Hispanic children show higher preference for healthy snacks like yogurt, cheese, raw veggies and nuts than non-Hispanic children."Manufacturers need to understand that Hispanic's eating habits are not the same as the general population's," said Leylha Ahuile, multicultural expert at Mintel.
A student's level of language acquisition is considered when their test results are gauged but there seems to be no consideration toward whether or not they are acculturated
. After reviewing literature on the topic, it seems as though a plan for intervention must be set in place if any changes are to be made.
Conversely, some sectors of the Hispanic population might be fully acculturated
and might prefer to speak English over Spanish and may not exhibit the same health behavior as might other unacculturated Hispanics.
"Further research is needed to establish whether certain diagnostic criteria might need to be excluded for immigrants and less acculturated
Latinos such as being afraid of gaining weight, body dissatisfaction, or recognition by an outsider of low weight as a negative outcome."
As the family legend once had it, Volkov's father, who grew up in an acculturated
German-Jewish family, converted to Zionism upon witnessing the Nazis come into power.
"Physicians and administrators are acculturated
differently when it comes to the basis of their authority and a sense of time," Tucci said.