Portuguese Immigrant Family Analysis

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1)The first article is called Portuguese Immigrant Families: The Impact of Acculturation this was written by MARIE MORRISON, M.A. and SUSAN JAMES, PH.D.. This article helps us understand what happens when some Portuguese families move to the United States and how they are able to be able to change adapt to the change in cultures. It also looks at how it affects their thinking. Morrison and James describes acculturations as “when groups of individuals having different cultures come into continuous, first-hand contact, with subsequent changes in the original culture pat- terns of either or both groups’’. Researchers asked 21 women and 28 men. Researchers noticed that more changes resulted in families becoming more stressful. Families tended to …show more content…

The article is called Mental Health Among Adolescents from Returned Portuguese Immigrant Families. Because of consistent changes in Portugal and in their previous community researchers believed that these changes begin to affect the mental state of children. The article looks at the risk factors of what affects the children. The researchers worked with 360 students. These students were immigrants that had to go back to Portugal. The students were asked to answer a 5 point scale survey. The article states, “This scale consisted of 15 items measuring depression, anxiety, and psychosomatic symptoms” (Neto pg. 135 2010). 77 percent did not have psychological problems. The boys had lest physiatric problems them the girl. Although 77 percent of the children did not have a problem we have to be able to help the 23 people that did have some symptoms. Acculturation and discrimination was where the children the children was being affected the …show more content…

For the people who were classified in the family integrity felt like they had someone who they was able to go to and express him or herself. They had these types of people at a young age, which supported them while they were growing up. This made the comfortable being that they are. This helped them want to be able to help the LGBT communities. The families who were mostly male dominiated fell under the Family Disconnection category. At a young age they were afraid to come out because of the stigma of being manly. They felt that their family was not supporting and did not want to help them because it would bring their family name down. Some where forced to go to other people because they could not relate talk to their family members about their

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