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Titolo:
MIGRATION AND ACCULTURATION AMONG SAMOANS - SOME SOURCES OF STRESS AND SUPPORT
Autore:
HANNA JM;
Indirizzi:
UNIV HAWAII,DEPT PHYSIOL HONOLULU HI 96822
Titolo Testata:
Social science & medicine
fascicolo: 10, volume: 46, anno: 1998,
pagine: 1325 - 1336
SICI:
0277-9536(1998)46:10<1325:MAAAS->2.0.ZU;2-R
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
SOCIAL SUPPORT; BLOOD-PRESSURE; MARITAL-STATUS; CATECHOLAMINE EXCRETION; CARDIOVASCULAR-DISEASE; HOST-RESISTANCE; MEN BORN; MORTALITY; HEALTH; LIFE;
Keywords:
MIGRATION; ACCULTURATION; EPINEPHRINE; STRESS; SAMOA;
Tipo documento:
Review
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences
Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences
Citazioni:
111
Recensione:
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Citazione:
J.M. Hanna, "MIGRATION AND ACCULTURATION AMONG SAMOANS - SOME SOURCES OF STRESS AND SUPPORT", Social science & medicine, 46(10), 1998, pp. 1325-1336

Abstract

Daily excretion of the stress hormone, epinephrine, has been employedto study potential stressors associated with acculturation and migration. Young men and women from Samoan communities in Hawaii (HI), American Samoa (AS) and Western Samoa (WS) which differ in exposure to American culture were included. Psychosocial factors associated with elevations in hormone excretion were assumed to be stressors, while associations with reduced excretions were assumed to be supportive or buffers. Hormone excretion levels were similar in all locations, but there were different associations which could be attributed to migration and acculturation. Among all migrants (HI) ethnic networks were apparent stressors, while a high degree of community involvement was stressful for migrant women. In sites of culture contact (HI, AS) certain adult members of the extended family were supportive, as was a superior knowledge of Samoan cultural concepts. For women in Samoa (WS, AS) communityinvolvement was supportive. In contrast for men in WS and AS, but notin HI, being of mixed ancestry or having close family of mixed ancestry was stressful. It is concluded that hormone analysis can provide meaningful clues concerning social stressors in acculturating or migrantcommunities. Also that migration or acculturation do not necessarily result in increased levels of stress. (C) 1996 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

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