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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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The list of codes also included emergent codes which were created based on the reading of the transcripts and which were reflective of acculturative stress and social capital concepts.
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Although interrole conflict has long been a dilemma for physical education teacher-coaches (Lawson, 1983b; Locke & Massengale, 1978), not to mention one that may pressure educators to privilege athletic coaching over academic teaching during the athletic season (Drake & Hebert, 2002; Sage, 1987), it is also possible for the roles of teaching and coaching to complement one another (O'Connor & MacDonald, 2002) in various ways (e.g., rapport with students, classroom management, productivity; see Brown, 2012b), particularly for teacher-coaches who enter the profession with mixed teaching/coaching orientations based on acculturative interests in both content area and sport (Brown, 2012a).
culture and experience the lowest incidents of acculturative stress are those who can best modify their old coping skills for their new cultural setting (Yznaga, 2008).
Acculturation research has identified a number of important variables that are supposed to determine acculturative behavior, such as culture of origin and that of the immigration country, past socio-cultural experiences, beliefs, attitudes, values, coping-styles and personality traits (Schmitz & Berry, 2011).
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Berry (1990) has identified four acculturative styles: integration, assimilation, separation, and marginalization.
The relative contribution of postraumatic and acculturative stress to subjective mental health.
This would allow the assessment of questions regarding the extent to which subjectively perceived individual and ethnic group-fit with one or more dimension of national character might predict acculturative wellbeing.