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Castillo, Linda G.; Hill, Robert D. – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2004
This study examined the influence of sociocultural variables on distress in bicultural Chicana college students. Results indicated that a higher level of social support is related to lower distress. Findings highlight the importance of family and peer support for Chicana students. Implications for counselors are provided.
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, College Students, Acculturation, Sociocultural Patterns
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Nadal, Kevin L. – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2004
This article examines the identity development of F/Pilipino Americans. Because of a distinct history and culture that differentiates them from other Asian groups, F/Pilipino Americans may experience a different ethnic identity development than other Asian Americans. A nonlinear 6-stage ethnic identity development model is proposed to promote…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Ethnicity, Identification (Psychology), Cultural Differences
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Torres, Lucas; Rollock, David – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2004
Among 96 Hispanic adults, mostly recent immigrants responding in Spanish, intercultural competence contributed to variance in acculturative distress beyond that already accounted for by general coping, acculturation, and sociodemographic variables. Results of the study described in this article showed intercultural competence best predicted…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Coping, Acculturation, Hispanic Americans
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Zhang, Naijian; Dixon, David N. – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2003
Relationships between acculturation and attitudes toward psychological help seeking were studied with 170 Asian international students. Results showed a significant relationship between levels of acculturation and attitudes toward seeking professional psychological help. Significant correlations were found between students' levels of acculturation…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Client Attitudes (Human Services), Counseling, Foreign Students
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Johnson, Mona L.; Wall, Tamara L.; Guanipa, Carmen; Terry-Guyer, Linda; Velasquez, Roberto J. – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2002
Reliability and validity of the Orthogonal Cultural Identification Scale (OCIS) were evaluated in a sample of Asian American university students. Ethnic identification, measured using the OCIS, and acculturation, measured using the Suinn-Lew Asian Self-Identity Acculturation Scale are hypothesized to measure related but separate constructs.…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Asian Americans, Ethnicity, Psychometrics
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Karl Kwan, Kwong-Liem; Sodowsky, Gargi Roysircar – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 1997
Measurements of internal ethnic identity and external ethnic identity show that Chinese American immigrants could be differentiated into different identity groups. Internal ethnic identity significantly predicted salience of ethnicity and loss of face. Income, ethnicity salience, external ethnic identity, and loss of face were significant…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Chinese Americans, Counseling, Cross Cultural Studies
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Newman, Jody L.; Lucero-Miller, Denise – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 1999
Examines the relationship of a set of career variables, family cohesion, and demographic variables with the acculturation level of a sample of 176 Mexican-American community college students. Results reveal that only the demographic variables related significantly to acculturation. Socioeconomic status appeared to account for most of the variance…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Careers, College Students, Community Colleges
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Duan, Changming; Vu, Paul – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2000
A t-test comparison of the acculturation levels of Vietnamese students living in or away from Vietnamese communities found higher overall acculturation for the former than for the latter group and no difference in the Value dimension of acculturation. Age and length of residency in the United States predicted acculturation. (Author/MKA)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Age Differences, Asian Americans, College Students
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Ramos, Lucila; Sanchez, Arthur R. – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 1995
Acculturation, academic achievement, and parental expectations were shown to predict the educational aspirations of 71 Mexican American high school students. Acculturation was also shown to mediate attitudes concerning importance placed on future job security and career success. Implications for counselors and educators are discussed. (Author/JBJ)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Acculturation, Counseling, Cross Cultural Training
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Marme, Michelle; Retish, Paul – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 1988
Uses case study approach to report on one community's efforts to facilitate Vietnamese refugee family's adaptation to life in the United States, identify issues that may have contributed to adjustment difficulties that continued for two young adults from the family, and suggests alternative ways to have approached these issues. (NB)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Adjustment (to Environment), Case Studies, Community Role
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Miranda, Alexis O.; Umhoefer, Debra L. – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 1998
Focuses on the career self-efficacy of the large Latino population in the United States. Acculturation and English language-use predicted career self-efficacy, unlike years of U. S. residency, age, and educational level. Implications for career counseling for Latinos are discussed. (EMK)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Career Guidance, Counseling Services, English (Second Language)
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Sandhu, Daya Singh; And Others – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 1996
Explores psychometric properties of the Cultural Adaptation Pain Scale designed to assess subjective pain, social distance, and discouragement that may be related to cultural adaptation. Subjects were 192 college students (53% female, 75% non-Hispanic White). Discusses implications for multicultural counseling. (SNR)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Adjustment (to Environment), Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Awareness
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Sandhu, Daya Singh – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 1997
Introduces Asian and Pacific Islander Americans as disparate groups of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Presents psychocultural profiles from the perspective of culturally prescribed norms, standards, and values that affect the acculturation experiences and lifestyles of these people. Suggests relevant implications for counseling and…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Asian Americans, Counseling, Cross Cultural Studies
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Das, Ajit K.; Kemp, Sharon F. – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 1997
Examines some of the mental health issues associated with counseling South Asian immigrants in the United States. Develops a profile of the South Asian family, examining its structure and values in relation to those of the American counseling community. Focuses on Indian families and customs. (RJM)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Asian Americans, Counseling, Cross Cultural Studies
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Ibrahim, Farah; Ohnishi, Hifumi; Sandhu, Daya Singh – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 1997
Proposes a framework for understanding the ethnic identity development of South Asian Americans, primarily Indian and Pakistan Americans. Cultural identity is placed in the context of the social, psychological, political, and historical background of the Indian subcontinent and the United States. Culture, gender, and worldview are examined. (RJM)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Asian Americans, Counseling, Cross Cultural Studies
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