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

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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Although such an attitude provides protection from the social and psychological difficulties associated with the acculturation process, it may endanger the engagement of immigrants in the host country.
To extend the understanding of the career development of diverse populations, we sought to explore both international and domestic college students' acculturation, career thoughts, goal instability, and vocational identity.
Because Latinos are among the most avid users of social media in the United States, this study set out to examine how acculturation processes contribute to Latinos' engagement in emerging modes of political participation (i.e., social media political expression) and in more traditional forms of political engagement.
When these two underlying issues are considered simultaneously, a conceptual framework is generated which posits four acculturation strategies, assimilation, integration, marginalization, and separation (AIMS) (Berry, 1990, 1997, 2005; Berry & Sabatier, 2010).
Once we answer the acculturation framework questions, the next step is to decide on an acculturation strategy by choosing from one of the following four strategies:
Acculturation to western lifestyles includes adopting an unhealthy diet, with increasing consumption of processed food, saturated fat, sugars and soft drinks, continued Miss Jin.
We contend that both the culture of poverty thesis that has been used to explain Puerto Rican poverty, and much of the research that attributes Latino health disparities to acculturation are consistent with a White Racial Framing of Puerto Rican life chances.
Hmong women will display a positive relationship between acculturation and the expression of attitudes toward and willingness to seek counseling services.
To allow participants to freely describe their personal acculturation experience, we used two rounds of in-depth, semistructured interviews (Seidman, 2012).