Year: 1998 Source: Psychological Reports, v.83, no.1, (August 1998), p.249-250 SIEC No: 20010366

This study explored the relationship of scores on acculturative stress with those on depression & suicidal ideation among 26 male & 28 female Mexican-American students from a California high school. Analyses suggested that acculturating Mexican-American adolescents who report high scores on acculturative stress may report elevated scores for depression & suicidal ideation. Researchers should assess suicide risk within this & other acculturating groups, & risk factors specific to acculturating groups should be considered in the development & implementation of suicide prevention programs in schools. (10 refs.)