Discrimination and acculturative stress among first-generation Dominicans

Beverly Araújo Dawson, Subadra Panchanadeswaran

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The present study examined the relationship between discriminatory experiences and acculturative stress levels among a sample of 283 Dominican immigrants. Findings from a linear regression analysis revealed that experiences of daily racial discrimination and major racist events were significant predictors of acculturative stress after controlling for demographics, acculturation, and transnationalism. Findings from this study have implications for interventions with this understudied and underserved population given the evidence of the negative effect of discriminatory experiences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)216-231
Number of pages16
JournalHispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 1 2010



  • Acculturative stress
  • Discrimination
  • Dominican immigrants

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Linguistics and Language

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