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Ethnicity, acculturation, and physical inactivity

Naoko Koezuka

Ethnicity, acculturation, and physical inactivity

acomparative study between East Asian and Caucasian women in Canada.

by Naoko Koezuka

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The present study examined the association between ethnicity, acculturation and leisure-time physical inactivity among East Asian and Caucasian women in Canada using the 2000--2001 Canadian Community Health Survey. The sample consisted of 762 East Asian and 31,504 Caucasian female adults aged 25 to 64 years. Multivariate logistic regression was performed to investigate the relationships.Results of the analysis showed that East Asian women were more likely to be inactive compared to Caucasian women, although not when the level of acculturation was statistically controlled. A higher level of acculturation was significantly associated with a low prevalence of physical inactivity only among East Asian women. East Asian immigrants, particularly those staying for 10 to 19 years in Canada, were likely to be inactive compared to their non-immigrant counterparts (OR = 4.5, CI = 1.81--11.1). Health promotion programs need to pay increasing attention to the cultural orientation and barriers towards physical activity among immigrant East Asian women.

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Research on acculturation and health has not kept pace with acculturation theory. As illustrated in detailed reviews of the acculturation literature, 3 – 7 in the early s numerous social scientists offered various acculturation theories. The most influential models were set forth by sociologists from the human ecological school of thought, most notably Park. 8 In essence, Park proposed a. Culture, Race, & Ethnicity. As a sociology student, Janice has become very interested in the different factors influencing people's identities and behaviors over time.

  Physical inactivity and lack of exercise are major societal health problems. Most experts in exercise psychology, if asked how to support people in growing their motivation for physical activity and exercise, would probably recommend shifting the decisional balance by creating a belief that there are more benefits to be had from becoming active than barriers to be overcome, bolstering their.   Acculturation and leisure- time physical inactivity in Mexican American adults: results from NHANES III, American Journal of Public Health, 91 .

Addresses the question of the extent to which changes in ethnic identity are related to changes that occur in the process of acculturation. This chapter attempts to address this question with evidence from empirical research rather than from theoretical conceptualizations. The focus is on ethnic groups in the US with limited reference to research from other English-speaking countries.   The notion of well‐being is in tight relation and sometimes used intercheangebly, with quality of life, physical and mental health promotion, good living, or happyness. Physical appearance is one of the first individual characteristics noticed by others and has an important impact on social interactions and therefore has become very important construct in contemporary societies.


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Ethnicity, acculturation, and physical inactivity by Naoko Koezuka Download PDF EPUB FB2

Acculturation and physical inactivity book a comprehensive review and the most up-to-date analysis of theoretical and applied developments available in the measurement and use of acculturation. Readers will find a wonderfully diverse and interdisciplinary approach to the topic that includes theory and data relevant to the four major ethnic minority groups: African Americans, Asian Americans, American Indians, and Pages: Acculturation is a process where groups of different cultures, through first-hand contact, undergo subsequent changes in their ancestral cultural patterns when exposed to a new culture.

17 Physical health studies have used “Westernization” as one measure of acculturation. 18, 19 According to Salant, et al, “Westernization” represents Cited by: 1. Physical inactivity is a major risk factor for heart disease and other chronic diseases that disproportionately affect Hispanics.1 – 4 Mexican Americans are the largest subgroup of Hispanics and have a higher prevalence of physical inactivity during leisure time than non-Hispanic Whites.3 This difference persists even after socioeconomic status is controlled for.5 Although Hispanics engage Cited by: Acculturation and leisure-time physical inactivity in Mexican American adults: Results from NHANES III,   1.

Introduction. Physical activity (PA) is a beneficial health behavior, associated with reduced risk of chronic disease (Artinian et al., ).The U.S. Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (PAGA), recommends that adults should engage in min/week of moderate-intensity, or 75 min/week of vigorous-intensity PA, or an equivalent combination of moderate- and vigorous-intensity Cited by: 9.

Immigrants face the challenge of assimilating into their host acculturation while maintaining values, beliefs, and behaviors from their homelands. Both acculturation and ethnic identity can influence health, and the construct of acculturation has been included in more and more health studies.1,2 Despite long-standing sociocultural theories of behavior that suggest that one’s behavior is the result.

Race/ethnicity, social class and their relation to physical inactivity during leisure time: results from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, – Author links open overlay panel Carlos J Crespo Acculturation, MS a Ellen Smit PhD (RD) b Ross E Andersen PhD c Olivia Carter-Pokras PhD, MPH d Barbara E Ainsworth PhD, MPH e.

Physical inactivity is a major risk factor for heart disease and other chronic diseases that disproportionately affect Hispanics.

1 – 4 Mexican Americans are the largest subgroup of Hispanics and have a higher prevalence of physical inactivity during leisure time than non-Hispanic Whites.

3 This difference persists even after socioeconomic status is controlled for. 5 Although Hispanics. 1. Introduction. The Hispanic/Latino population is the fastest growing racial/ethnic group in the United States (US) and constitutes almost 18% of the US population in (Bureau, ).(Therrien and Ramirez,Suro and Passel,Thomson and Hoffman-Goetz, ) Immigration to the US can result in changes of behaviors stemming from the adoption of the US.

Acculturation may play an important role in whether health behaviors vary by race/ethnicity. 19, 20 It has been proposed that while immigrants come to the U.S. with relatively advantageous health behaviors, including physical activity and diet, such behaviors deteriorate the longer immigrants live in this country.

English-language proficiency. Physical inactivity is a risk factor for CVD [1,] and many studies have shown that immigrant adults have higher physical inactivity levels than adults from the host Western population [7,8].

Further, physical activity is an important risk factor for diabetes and Australian studies have found higher rates of diabetes in some immigrant groups. The word ethnic is derived from the Greek ethnos that literally means foreign people. In the modern world, the word ethnicity is used to refer to racial affinities of a person and not necessarily as a derogatory word.

Culture. Within each ethnic group, there are beliefs, values, norms, and practices that are learnt and shared. A Review of Ethnicity, Culture, and Acculturation Among Asian Caregivers of Older Adults () Show all authors. Christina E. Miyawaki 1. Christina E.

Miyawaki. In Asian countries and cultures, adult children are traditionally expected to sacrifice their physical, financial, and social needs for the benefits of their aging parents.

Ethnicity is defined as “a concept referring to a shared culture and way of life, especially as reflected in language, folkways, religious and other institutional forms, material cultures such as clothing and food, and cultural products such as music, literature and art.” 16 The term ethnicity grew out of the field of anthropology, in which.

Ethnicity, Nationality, Race, Heritage, Culture, Identity: these terms can be confusing, to say the least. It's quite important that we familiarize ourselves with the differences of each, and this post aims to give you a brief overview. In sociology, ethnicity is a concept referring to a shared culture and a way of life.

This can be reflected in language, religion, material culture such as clothing and cuisine, and cultural products such as music and art. Ethnicity is often a major source of social cohesion as well as social conflict.

Both acculturation and ethnic identity can influence health, and the construct of acculturation has been included in more and more health studies. 1,2 Despite long-standing sociocultural theories of behavior that suggest that one’s behavior is the result of a dynamic interplay between internal, individual-level factors and social-cultural.

Ethnic identity is a multifaceted concept that describes how people develop and experience a sense of belonging to their culture. Traditions, customs. Balidemaj, Albina, "Acculturation, Ethnic Identity, and Psychological Well-Being of Albanian-American Immigrants in the United States" ().All Dissertations.

(), accumulative stress may cause mental and physical health problems. In addition to acculturation, confusion with a new ethnic identity plays a crucial part in. The health inequalities related to physical inactivity are recognised when comparing BME groups with the people from European origin [6, 7].

However, there is weak evidence of interventions that support efficacy in improving the behaviour of physical activity and overcoming barriers to physical activity among BME groups [ 47 ].

Levels of physical inactivity in England are very high; nearly 80 per cent of the population do not hit key national government targets. Education, household income and local area deprivation are all independently associated with inactivity. These differences are already evident in young adults, and increase steadily with age.ethnic identity or of ethnic identity confounded with acculturation.

Thus, the aim of this study was to use factor analysis to separate ethnic identity and acculturation at the measurement level and examine the unique impact of each on both positive and negative psychosocial functioning among African Americans.Data on acculturation and ethnic-minority health indicate that acculturation has opposite effects on the same health behavior among different ethnic groups; opposite effects on different health behaviors within an ethnic group; opposite effects on the same health behavior for the women vs.

the men of most ethnic groups; and no effect whatsoever on some health behaviors for some ethnic groups.