Affective and attributional features of acculturative stress among ethnic minority college students

Amber L. Paukert, Jeremy W. Pettit, Marisol Perez La Mar, Rheeda L. Walker

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Abstract

Little is known about the affective features of acculturative stress or its relation to attributional styles for negative events. The authors examined associations among acculturative stress, attributional style, and positive and negative affect among 96 ethnic minority college students. They hypothesized that acculturative stress would be characterized by elevated negative affect and global and stable attributions for negative events. Consistent with prediction, acculturative stress was significantly associated with negative affect and global attributions, even when controlling for other relevant predictors. Attributional style did not account for the association between negative affect and acculturative stress. Positive affect and stable and internal attributional styles were not related to acculturative stress. The authors discuss implications for reducing stress associated with acculturation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)405-419
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied
Volume140
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Acculturation
  • Attributional style
  • Negative affect
  • Positive affect
  • Stress

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Affective and attributional features of acculturative stress among ethnic minority college students. / Paukert, Amber L.; Pettit, Jeremy W.; Perez La Mar, Marisol; Walker, Rheeda L.

In: Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied, Vol. 140, No. 5, 09.2006, p. 405-419.

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