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Acculturation, Acculturative Stress, and Cultural Mismatch and Their Influences on Immigrant Children and Adolescents’ Well-Being

  • Lauren Rogers-Sirin
  • Patrice Ryce
  • Selcuk R. Sirin
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Part of the Advances in Immigrant Family Research book series (ADIMFAMRES, volume 1)

Abstract

Immigration is a life changing cultural transition that involves dealing with a variety of challenges having mental health implications. Multiple preimmigration circumstances and postimmigration conditions affect how migration is experienced, as do unique individual, family, and cultural factors. Without considering these factors, those who work with immigrants and those who conduct research with immigrants may at best fail to understand the psychological needs of the people they are working with, and at worst pathologize their experiences, perpetuating stereotypes, and/or contribute to feelings of alienation.

Keywords

Ethnic Identity Immigrant Family Mental Health Symptom Acculturative Stress Immigrant Child 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lauren Rogers-Sirin
    • 1
  • Patrice Ryce
    • 2
  • Selcuk R. Sirin
    • 2
  1. 1.The College of Staten IslandCity University of New YorkStaten IslandUSA
  2. 2.New York UniversityNew YorkUSA

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