Latinos, acculturation, and acculturative stress: a dimensional concept analysis.

@article{Caplan2007LatinosAA,
  title={Latinos, acculturation, and acculturative stress: a dimensional concept analysis.},
  author={Susan Caplan},
  journal={Policy, politics & nursing practice},
  year={2007},
  volume={8 2},
  pages={93-106}
}
  • Susan Caplan
  • Published 2007 in Policy, politics & nursing practice
BACKGROUND Acculturation can be conceived of as a process of adaptation to stressful changes. In the field of public health, research indicates that recently arrived Latino immigrants, presumably most affected by acculturative stress, have better health outcomes than those who have spent greater time in the United States. This "immigrant paradox" is not well understood but supports the distinction between the process of acculturation and acculturative stress. AIM To understand the nature of… CONTINUE READING