Acculturative stressors among Latino youth are associated with a number of adjustment difficulties. However, acculturative stressors across generations of Latino youth are not well documented. This study evaluates differences between first, second and third generation Latino youth in their perceptions of acculturative stress, including language difficulties, cultural conflicts, and perceived discrimination, using a predominately low-income, school-based sample. Results revealed that first generation youth endorse higher language difficulties while third generation youth endorse lower cultural conflicts. Evaluating specific stressors associated with acculturation can better assist in the development of interventions geared towards the needs of both immigrant and U.S.-born Latino families.
"Language Difficulties, Cultural Conflicts, and Perceived Discrimination across Generations of Latino Youth,"
DePaul Discoveries: Vol. 2
, Article 12.
Available at: http://via.library.depaul.edu/depaul-disc/vol2/iss1/12