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Relationship between Acculturative Stress and Mental Health: A Methodological Review


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The extent literature on the acculturative stress indicated that it's emerged out by cross-cultural contact (Berry, 2005). The aim of the present piece of research work to conducted a methodological review of empirical studies to examine the relationship between acculturative stress and mental health. A literature search using MEDLINE, PsycINFO databases and Google Scholar covers the period from 1990 to 2013, the authors identified 20 studies meeting inclusion criteria. Several empirical studies indicated contradictory finding about relationship between acculturative stress and mental health. No one study emphasis of acculturation experience in the participant's selection procedure. Several empirical studies included appropriate statistical analysis, selections of acculturative stress measure is appropriate that are good indicators for scientific research. Current review demonstrated that contradictory finding on the link between acculturative stress and mental health. Future research should require examine the some psychological, cultural and demographic mediators are needed to provide greater clarity in this area of research.

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Acculturative Stress, Mental Health, Psychological, Cultural, Demographic, Mediators
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Abrar Uz Zaman Khan
Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur, C.G., India

Abstract


The extent literature on the acculturative stress indicated that it's emerged out by cross-cultural contact (Berry, 2005). The aim of the present piece of research work to conducted a methodological review of empirical studies to examine the relationship between acculturative stress and mental health. A literature search using MEDLINE, PsycINFO databases and Google Scholar covers the period from 1990 to 2013, the authors identified 20 studies meeting inclusion criteria. Several empirical studies indicated contradictory finding about relationship between acculturative stress and mental health. No one study emphasis of acculturation experience in the participant's selection procedure. Several empirical studies included appropriate statistical analysis, selections of acculturative stress measure is appropriate that are good indicators for scientific research. Current review demonstrated that contradictory finding on the link between acculturative stress and mental health. Future research should require examine the some psychological, cultural and demographic mediators are needed to provide greater clarity in this area of research.

Keywords


Acculturative Stress, Mental Health, Psychological, Cultural, Demographic, Mediators