Acculturative hassles and immigrant adolescents: A life-domain assessment for soviet jewish refugees

Andrey Vinokurov, Edison J. Trickett, Dina Birman

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In a sample of 146 adolescents, the authors developed and validated a measure of acculturative hassles for Soviet Jewish refugees. They based the measure on an ecological perspective, which focuses on hassles involving person-environment transactions occurring in life domains of school, family, peers, and language. The authors reviewed conceptual and methodological issues in existing instruments and incorporated efforts to address current limitations into instrument development. The measure was correlated with psychological distress, level of acculturation to Russian and U.S. cultures, and outcomes in life domains; it contributed to outcomes over and above effects of nonacculturative hassles. Implications for measurement of acculturative hassles are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)425-445
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Social Psychology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 2002
Externally publishedYes



  • Acculturative hassles
  • Adolescents
  • Life domains
  • Soviet jewish refugees
  • United States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology

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