The influence of cultural adaptation on depressive symptoms among young Hispanic immigrants

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dc.contributor Pollio, David E.
dc.contributor Church, Wesley T.
dc.contributor Dressler, William W.
dc.contributor Kim, Giyeon
dc.contributor.advisor MacNeil, Gordon Jaggers, Jeremiah W. 2017-03-01T16:34:15Z 2017-03-01T16:34:15Z 2012
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0001000
dc.identifier.other Jaggers_alatus_0004D_11152
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract This study examines how cultural adaptation and family cohesion impact depressive symptoms in Hispanic immigrants that migrated to the U.S. by the age of 17. Using the National Latino and Asian American Study, a recursive regression was conducted on a hypothesized model demonstrating the relationship among the study variables: acculturation, acculturative stress, subjective social status, discrimination, ethnic social identity, dissonant acculturation, family cohesion and depressive symptoms. Psychosocial contextual variables are also included in the analysis and include gender, age, years in the U.S., education, income, and ethnicity. Results revealed two important themes in the data. The first is the importance of family in the adaptation process. As hypothesized, dissonant acculturation leads to the development of depressive symptoms. Additional findings concluded that family cohesion moderated the effect of dissonant acculturation. The second theme revealed in the data was the risk posed by acculturative stress in the adaptation process. Acculturative stress contributes directly to dissonant acculturation and to depressive symptoms.
dc.format.extent 127 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
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dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
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dc.subject.other Social work
dc.title The influence of cultural adaptation on depressive symptoms among young Hispanic immigrants
dc.type thesis
dc.type text University of Alabama. School of Social Work Social Work The University of Alabama doctoral Ph.D.

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