Acculturative Stress and Body Image of Latina College Students Attending PWIs and HSIs
Esteffanía A. Lezama, Linda G. Castillo

The purpose of this study was to examine the association between acculturative stress and body image concerns among Latina college students. The extent to which university environment moderates the relationship was also investigated. Surveying 779 Latina students across 31 university campuses in the United States, results showed that the pressure to be competent in Spanish was related to low body self-esteem for participants at HSIs. For Latinas attending PWIs, Spanish competency pressure and pressure against acculturation were related to high body appearance anxiety. University environment was not a moderator.

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