Discrimination and acculturative stress among first-generation Dominicans

Beverly Araújo Dawson, Subadra Panchanadeswaran

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Abstract

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
Volume32
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Racism
Acculturation
Vulnerable Populations
first generation
Linear Models
discrimination
Regression Analysis
Demography
major event
experience
acculturation
racism
regression analysis
immigrant
evidence

Keywords

  • Acculturative stress
  • Discrimination
  • Dominican immigrants

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Discrimination and acculturative stress among first-generation Dominicans. / Dawson, Beverly Araújo; Panchanadeswaran, Subadra.

In: Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, Vol. 32, No. 2, 05.2010, p. 216-231.

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Dawson, Beverly Araújo ; Panchanadeswaran, Subadra. / Discrimination and acculturative stress among first-generation Dominicans. In: Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences. 2010 ; Vol. 32, No. 2. pp. 216-231.
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