Acculturation is the adoption of or adaptation to an alien culture. Acculturation is a process of cultural transformation initiated by contacts between different cultures. Acculturation takes place as societies experience the transforming impact of international cultural contact.
The global trend towards modern economic organization and developed market economies has been accompanied by a process of cultural transformation. While each society experiences a unique process of cultural and economic transformation, there are some common trends that appear to be linked to the development of complex market economies, a wage employment system and urbanization.
Individuals experience acculturation when their social roles and socialization are shaped by norms and values largely foreign to their native culture. Educational and occupational experiences are the primary agents of the individual's acculturation process.
Some sociologists use the term acculturation to refer simply to the process of learning and absorbing a culture, making it synonymous with socialization, but enculturation is a more appropriate word for that meaning.
Acculturalization, Acculturational - Acculturation
Acculturate, Acculturize - cause to undergo acculturation
Acculturative - involving or producing acculturation
"Black Elk Speaks" and "Bread Givers": Acculturation - Discusses two forms of acculturation that appear in "Black Elk Speaks" translated by John Neihardt. These conditions are then compared to similar realities presented in "Bread Givers" by Anzia Yezierska.
Ideation and Acculturation among Low Socioeconomic Status Mexican American Adolescents
J.A. Cobas, H. Balcazar, M.B. Benin, V.M.Keith, and Yinong Chong. "Acculturation and Low Birthweight Infants among Latino Women: A Reanalysis of HHANES Data with Structural Equation Models." American Journal of Public Health 86 (March,1996):394-396
H. Balcazar, G. Peterson, and J.A. Cobas. Acculturation and Health-related Risk Behaviors Among Mexican American Pregnant Women. American Journal of Health Behavior (November-December 1996):425-433.
Two Different Worlds:
Acculturation Stress and Adaptation among Cuban and Nicaraguan Families -
G. Peterson, J.A. Cobas, H. Balcazar, and J. Amling. "Acculturation and Risk Behavior among Pregnant Mexican American Females: A Structural Equation Model." Sociological Inquiry 68 (November, 1998):536-556.
smoking behavior in Asian-American populations
Acculturation and Psychological Well-Being among Immigrant Adolescents in Finland - A Comparative Study of Adolescents From Different Cultural Backgrounds.
Adapting a Measure of
Acculturation for Cross-Cultural Research - Felicitas A. Dela Cruz, DNSc,
RN, Azusa Pacific University, Geraldine V. Padilla, PhD, American Cancer Society, Elaine
O. Agustin, BSN, RN, Methodist Hospital
Acculturation and the Mental Health of Latina Women in the Women, Infant, and Children Program - Antonia Cordero, Brenda Kurz, University of Connecticut. Program compared five measures of acculturation and mental health status/utilization.
Relations of Depression,
Acculturation, Socioeconomic Status in a Latino Sample - Israel Cuellar,
University of Texas-Pan American - Robert E. Roberts, University of Texas Health
and Intimate Partner Violence among Hispanic Couples in the United States: Longitudinal
Study - Raul Caetano, Suhasini Ramisetty-Mikler
Gang Membership and
Acculturation: ARSMA-II and Choloization -