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Acculturative Stress Among Documented and Undocumented Latino Immigrants in the United States

Author: Arbona, Consuelo
Date Published: 2010

The purpose of the study was to examine differences between documented and undocumented Latino immigrants in the prevalence of three immigration-related challenges. Specifically, the study sought to determine the combined and unique associations of legal status, the three immigration-related challenges, and fear of deportation to acculturative stress related to family and other social contexts. Participants in the study consisted of 416 documented and undocumented Mexican and Central American immigrants living in two major cities in Texas. Results indicated that although undocumented immigrants reported higher levels of the immigration challenges of separation from family, traditionality, and language difficulties than documented immigrants, both groups reported similar levels of fear of deportation.

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