Sunday, 13 July 2014

Homesick/Immigration: Definition of "acculturation"



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Definition of acculturation

The term “acculturation” (Akhtar, 2011) refers to the level of the individual adaptation in another country, whilst keeping part of their original culture (Romanenko, 2012). “Acculturation” (Akhtar, 2011) is a long process which includes assimilation of a new culture and its values, but also grieving for what was left behind, in the country of origin (Akhtar, 2011). In a cross-cultural relationship, one or both partners will be living in a new
country and, in their own individual time, assimilating part of the culture of the adopted land (Akhtar, 2011).



Mrs Glaucia Barbosa,
PACFA Reg. Provisional 25212 
MCouns, MQCA(Clinical)  
ABN: 19 476 932 954


References:

Akhtar, S. (2011). Immigration and acculturation. Mourning, adaptation, and the next generation. Maryland, UK: Jason Avonson

Romanenko, Alena (2012). Cultural diversity management in organisations: The role of psychological variables
in diversity initiatives. Hamburg: Diplomica Verlag GmbH.





Definição de aculturação

O termo "aculturação" (Akhtar, 2011) refere-se ao nível da adaptação individual em outro país, enquanto mantendo parte da sua cultura original (Romanenko, 2012). "Aculturação" (Akhtar, 2011) é um processo longo que inclui a assimilação de uma nova cultura e seus valores, mas também de um processo de luto por tudo o que foi deixado para trás, no
país de origem (Akhtar, 2011). Em um relacionamento inter-cultural, um ou ambos os parceiros estarão vivendo em um novo país e, em seu tempo individual, assimilando parte da cultura da terra adotada (Akhtar, 2011).


Mrs Glaucia Barbosa,
PACFA Reg. Provisional 25212 
MCouns, MQCA(Clinical)  
ABN: 19 476 932 954

References:

Akhtar, S. (2011). Immigration and acculturation. Mourning, adaptation, and the next generation. Maryland, UK: Jason Avonson

Romanenko, Alena (2012). Cultural diversity management in organisations: The role of psychological variables
in diversity initiatives. Hamburg: Diplomica Verlag GmbH.




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