volume 86, issue 3_part_2, P1237-1240 2000
DOI: 10.1177/003329410008600330.2
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Joseph D. Hovey

Abstract: The present study investigated the relationship between stress and depression associated with acculturation among Central American immigrants (64 women, 14 men) and identified the best predictors of depression among Central American immigrants. Elevated acculturative stress was significantly associated with higher depression. Family dysfunction, ineffective social support, lack of hopefulness toward the future, and low socioeconomic status were also significantly associated with high depression. The overall f…

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