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Acculturation Experiences of Latina Immigrants in Suffolk County, New York: A Grounded Theory Study

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dc.contributor.advisor Linden, Pamela en_US
dc.contributor.author Wood, Jennifer en_US
dc.contributor.other Department of Social Welfare. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-20T16:51:11Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-20T16:51:11Z
dc.date.issued 2014-12-01 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11401/76789 en_US
dc.description 188 pg. en_US
dc.description.abstract This study examines the process of acculturation for female Latina immigrants in Suffolk County, New York. Thirty in-depth audiotaped interviews were conducted with adult women who were born in Mexico, El Salvador, or Ecuador and a theoretical model for acculturation was constructed using grounded theory methodology. The model reflects the lived experiences and perceptions of the participants. It also provides a number of factors involved in the acculturative process and attainment of acculturative goals for the participants. Social, psychological, cultural, and environmental supports and barriers are presented that impact the acculturative process. Findings suggest that the level of acculturation attained resulted from decisions made by the participants and their perceptions of their own autonomy and empowerment. Implications are provided for social work theory, practice, research, and public policy. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship This work is sponsored by the Stony Brook University Graduate School in compliance with the requirements for completion of degree. en_US
dc.format Monograph en_US
dc.format.medium Electronic Resource en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Social work en_US
dc.subject.other Acculturation, Hispanic, Immigrant, Immigration, Latina en_US
dc.title Acculturation Experiences of Latina Immigrants in Suffolk County, New York: A Grounded Theory Study en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US
dc.mimetype Application/PDF en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Blau, Joel en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Peabody, Carolyn en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Hernandez, Edward. en_US

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