A Longitudinal Study of Social Capital and Acculturation-Related Stress Among Recent Latino Immigrants in South Florida
Abbreviated Journal Title
Hisp. J. Behav. Sci.
longitudinal; acculturation-related stress; Latino immigrants; social; capital and social support; QUALITY-OF-LIFE; MEXICAN-ORIGIN; SUPPORT; ADULTS; ADAPTATION; NETWORKS; IMPACT; Psychology, Multidisciplinary
This study uses social capital to assess the effects of social support on acculturation-related stress among recently immigrated Hispanics in South Florida before and after immigration. At baseline (N = 527), first 12 months in the United States, acculturative stress was negatively related to support from friends (p < .044) and positively related to support from parents (p < .023). At first follow-up (n = 415), 24 months in the United States, emotional/informational support was negatively associated with acculturation-related stress (p < .028). In the second follow-up (n = 478), 36 months in the United States, support from children was negatively associated with acculturation-related stress (p < .016). Limited English proficiency was found to be negatively associated with acculturation stress at all three points (p < .001, p < .025, and p < .001, respectively). Implications of this study can be used in the design of culturally appropriate and family-oriented interventions for recent immigrants to ease the acculturation process.
Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences
"A Longitudinal Study of Social Capital and Acculturation-Related Stress Among Recent Latino Immigrants in South Florida" (2013). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 3820.