“Mental Health of U.S Latina/os: Acculturative Experiences and the Case of Heterogeneity”
Hosted by the WashU Brown School
Abstract: Greater levels of acculturation and increased time living in the US have been consistently linked with worsening mental health among Latina/os, yet the mechanisms through which these processes operate have yet to be understood. Experiences and environments related to immigrant or minority status, such as discrimination or family context, are important and may contribute to this phenomenon. One reason for the mixed findings in the field of acculturation research may be due to treating Latina/os as a homogeneous group. This presentation will use a latent variable framework to investigate different subgroups of Latina/os based on their acculturative experiences in the US and how these groups differ in terms of common mental and behavioral disorder prevalence.
The event is open to the public.