Self-concealment, social self-efficacy, acculturative stress, and depression in African, Asian, and Latin American international college students

Madonna G. Constantine, Sumie Okazaki, Shawn O. Utsey

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Abstract

The primary purpose of this exploratory investigation was to examine self-concealment behaviors and social self-efficacy skills as potential mediators in the relationship between acculturative stress and depression in a sample of 320 African, Asian, and Latin American international college students. The authors found several differences by demography with regard to the study's variables. After controlling for regional group membership, sex, and English language fluency, they found that self-concealment and social self-efficacy did not serve as mediators in the relationship between African, Asian, and Latin American international students' acculturative stress experiences and depressive symptomatology. Implications of the findings are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)230-241
Number of pages12
JournalAmerican Journal of Orthopsychiatry
Volume74
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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