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Biculturalism, Mental Health, and the Cultural Environment: A Longitudinal Approach to Examining the Person-Environment Fit Hypothesis

Abstract Twenty-five percent of Americans are first- or second-generation immigrants (US Census, 2012). Thus, it is likely that many Americans identify with at least two cultures, that of the mainstream United States culture, and their ethnic culture from which they came, making them bicultural. However, current understanding of the impact of biculturalism on psychological functioning is quite limited in scope, as few studies have examined this association longitudinally or considered the moderating role of the cultural environment. The present study proposed to take a more comprehensive approach in understanding the consequences of biculturalism on psychological outcomes (i.e., depression, anxiety, and substance abuse symptoms) among Mexican Americ... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Basilio, Camille Dominique (Author) / Knight, George P. (Advisor) / Kwan, Virginia S.Y. (Committee member) / Roosa, Mark W. (Committee member) / Gonzales, Nancy (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Social psychology / Biculturalism / Cultural Context / Mental Health / Person-Environment Fit
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 148 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Psychology 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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