Title

Level of Acculturation of Mexican Americans with Disabilities andAcceptance of Disabilities

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin

Volume

36

Publication Date

1993

First Page

199

Last Page

211

Abstract

Investigated the relationship between level of acculturation (LOA) and acceptance of disability (AOD) and the relationship between acculturation and client satisfaction among 118 Mexican American rehabilitation clients (aged 16–73 yrs). Ss were administered the Acceptance of Disability Scale, the Acculturation Scale for Mexican Americans, the Acculturation Classification System, and the Client Satisfaction Scale. Descriptive data indicate a wide range of stressors and deficits, including lack of education and low English proficiency; employment in low-paying, unstable, dangerous jobs; and orthopedic disabilities. There was no relationship between LOA and AOD. Less acculturated Ss were more satisfied with the services they had received.

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