Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Educating the elderly Latino immigrants who are Spanish speakers only about the process of acculturation in the United States
by Aguilar, Sandra C., M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2014, 65; 1527527
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this project was to develop a program, identify a potential funding source, and write a grant to fund an educational program for the elderly Latino population who only speak Spanish and are at risk of suffering stressful lives due to their lack of acculturation. This proposed program seeks to assist in decreasing psychological distress for this group by increasing their levels of acculturation in the United States.

This program will target a community in the city of Los Angeles with a dense Latino population. The funding source selected for this project is The California Endowment because it has supported a variety of similar outreach programs to help underserved groups of people. The goal of the project is to improve acculturation levels to produce better psychological well-being in low income, Spanish speaking elderly Latinos aged 60 and over who are at risk of developing mental distress due to having low levels of acculturation.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Tan, Philip
Commitee: Lam, Brian, Santhiveeran, Janaki
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 52/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Latin American Studies, Hispanic American studies
Keywords: Acculturation programs in the U.S., Elderly, Latino immigrants, Spanish speakers only
Publication Number: 1527527
ISBN: 978-1-303-79566-4
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