Family Conflict and Intragroup Marginalization as Predictors of Acculturative Stress in Latino College Students Academic Article uri icon


  • This study examined the impact of family conflict and intragroup marginalization on acculturative stress in 188 bicultural Latino college students. Results showed that low parental income, low acculturation, perceived family conflict, and perceived intragroup marginalization were related to higher acculturative stress for participants. Intragroup marginalization accounted for a statistically significant proportion of the variance in acculturative stress after all variables were controlled. The findings emphasize the need to recognize culture-specific stressors of college students. Implications for mental health providers are discussed. 2008 American Psychological Association.

published proceedings

  • International Journal of Stress Management

author list (cited authors)

  • Castillo, L. G., Cano, M. A., Chen, S. W., Blucker, R. T., & Olds, T. S.

citation count

  • 66

complete list of authors

  • Castillo, Linda G||Cano, Miguel A||Chen, Sylvia W||Blucker, Ryan T||Olds, Tori S

publication date

  • February 2008