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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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However, emotional exhaustion and its relationship to immigrant acculturative stress and job outcomes has not been studied.
Our participants used leisure activities to release acculturative stress, and gained physical, social, and psychological benefits as a result.
Although seemingly counterintuitive to the common notion that acculturation and enculturation would be protective factors against acculturative stress, the results may be explained by the racial identity development model, suggesting that persons of color who attempt to navigate an adaptive view of both their own culture and the dominant one are more developmentally aware or primed for occurrences of discrimination (Sue & Sue, 2007).
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.
This process begins with acculturation and continues with changes in subjective social status, discrimination experiences, and changes in ethnic social identity and acculturative stress that can lead to dissonant acculturation and ultimately depressive symptoms.
Acculturative stressor and meaning of life as predictors of negative affect in acculturation: A cross cultural comparative study between Chinese international students in Australia and Hong Kong.
Acculturative stress refers to "psychocultural stress due to cultural differences found between a host culture and an incoming culture marked by reduction in the physical and mental health status of individuals or groups undergoing acculturation" (Nwadiora & McAdoo, 1996, p.
Furthermore, the sample consisted of 77 individuals (88%) who endorsed the traditional acculturative coping strategy more highly than the assimilationist coping strategy (12%).
Asian international music therapy students like me who study in a Western country experience a high level of acculturative stress because music therapy as an interdisciplinary profession integrates the components of art, music, and science into human healthcare and each domain has its own inherent culture (Bruscia, 1998; Davis, Gfeller & Thaut, 2008; Kim, 2011).
Jibeen and Khalid's (2009) multidimensional acculturative stress scale was adapted to the Singaporean context, and the subscales measuring discrimination, homesickness, language barriers, and lack of opportunities for occupational and financial mobility were included in the survey.
In this section, three specific categories of immigration stress are reviewed: (a) migration stress; (b) acculturative stress; and (c) traumatic stress (Birman, 2002).
Psychologists of acculturative stress have found that it's actually healthier, mentally, to have one foot in each, to have balance.