Acculturative Processes and Their Impact on Self-Reports of Psychological Distress in Mexican-American Adolescents Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title Acculturative Processes and Their Impact on Self-Reports of Psychological Distress in Mexican-American Adolescents

Creator

  • Author: Garrison, Lance A.
    Creator Type: Personal

Contributor

  • Chair: Toledo, Rafael
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Major Professor
  • Committee Member: Ramos, Vincent
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Committee Member: Fleming, Donna
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Committee Member: Harrell, Ernest
    Contributor Type: Personal

Publisher

  • Name: University of North Texas
    Place of Publication: Denton, Texas

Date

  • Creation: 2003-05
  • Digitized: 2003-05-14

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: The current study examined the effects of acculturative processes on the self-report of behavioral problems in Hispanic children ages 11-14. Acculturation was measured by the Acculturation Rating Scale for Mexican Americans-II (ARSMA-II) (ã Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA, www.sagepub.com) (Cuellar, Arnold, and Maldonado, 1995) and the self-report of behavioral symptoms was assessed using the Youth Self-Report (ã T.M. Achenbach, Burlington, VT, www.aseba.com) (Achenbach, 1991). It was hypothesized that while both the linear and orthogonal categories of acculturation would account for a significant proportion of the variance in behavior problems in this age group, the orthogonal model would account for a larger proportion of variance due to its multidimensional nature. As well, it was hypothesized that the experimental Marginalization scales of the ARSMA-II would be predictive of behavioral problems. Multivariate analysis of variance was used to test these hypotheses and results were non-significant for the linear, orthogonal, and marginalization categories. The effects of the ethnic/cultural homogeneity of the region from which the sample was drawn, the buffering of social support, and the developmental aspects of ethnic identity are discussed as factors which may have influenced the potential impact of acculturative stress on psychological and behavioral functioning.

Subject

  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Acculturation.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Mexican American children -- Cultural assimilation.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Mexican American teenagers -- Cultural assimilation.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Mexican American children -- Psychology.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Mexican American teenagers -- Psychology.
  • Keyword: Acculturation
  • Keyword: Mexican American
  • Keyword: adolescents

Collection

  • Name: UNT Theses and Dissertations
    Code: UNTETD

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT

Rights

  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights License: copyright
  • Rights Holder: Garrison, Lance A.
  • Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.

Resource Type

  • Thesis or Dissertation

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • OCLC: 53215366
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc4217

Degree

  • Degree Name: Doctor of Philosophy
  • Degree Level: Doctoral
  • Degree Discipline: Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine
  • Academic Department: Department of Psychology
  • Degree Grantor: University of North Texas

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