Acculturation, acculturative stress, and depression among Haitians in the United States

Guerda Nicolas, Darren Bernal, Seth T. Christman

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Acculturation and Acculturative Stress have been shown to be important factors in understanding the mental health of immigrants and ethnically diverse groups. This study is the first examination of the role of acculturation, acculturative stress, and depression in the Haitian population residing in the United States. Results from the study revealed that age, gender, and acculturative stress accounted for significant variance in depression levels. Implications for practice and research are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationImmigration and Mental Health
Subtitle of host publicationStress, Psychiatric Disorders, and Suicidal Behavior Among Immigrants and Refugees
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9781616685034
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Medicine(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)


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