Acculturative Stress And Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Among Latino And Asian Immigrants

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Title: Acculturative Stress And Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Among Latino And Asian Immigrants
Author: Villeda, Yajaira
Abstract: Mental health needs for immigrants are complicated by previous trauma and living in a new country . This study examined acculturative stress (AS ) and post -traumatic stress disorder (PTSD ) among immigrants by conducting a secondary data analysis of the 2002 to 2003 National Latino American and Asian American Study (N=3 ,259 ) . The primary acculturative stressors identified were limited contact with family and friends , difficulties interacting with others due to language limitations and not receiving the same respect as in the country of origin . Latinos experienced more acculturative stress than Asians . Measures of sex , age , race , education , age of immigration , length of stay in the U .S . were used as independent variables to assess differences between Latinos and Asians in both PTSD and AS . Latinos experienced more AS factors than Asians and Asians experienced more PTSD than Latinos . Implications and recommendations for social work practice and policy are discussed along with recommendations for future research .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /10106 /5863
Date: 2011-07-14

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Acculturative Stress And Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Among Latino And Asian Immigrants. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /10106 /5863 .

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