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Scholars Day 2008, Wednesday, April 9

Acculturative Stress and Family Dysfunction Among Mexican-Migrant Families

Mexican-migrant workers face arduous life changes such as the migratory journey into the country, and the stress of adjusting to the host society. However, very few researchers have examined the way the adjustment into a new culture influences this population. Consequently, in an attempt to expand the knowledge regarding Mexican-migrant farm workers, the investigator’s research study focused on this population. In this research study, the investigator examined three variables regarding a sample of Mexican-migrant farm worker family population in New York State. Those variables are: acculturation-gap between adolescents and their parents, acculturative stress, and family dysfunction. At the completion of data collection, the investigator will use a statistical analysis to analyze a possible correlation between the variables stated.

Presenter: Juan Castaneda (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Psychology
Location: 104 Holmes
Time: 9:30 am (Session I)