Immigrant Youth in Cultural Transition
Acculturation, Identity and Adaptation Across National Contexts
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Immigrant Youth in Cultural Transition by John W. Berry
Book DescriptionIn this book, an international team of psychologists with interests in acculturation, identity, and development describe the experience and adaptation of immigrant youth, using data from over 7,000 immigrant youth from diverse cultural backgrounds living in 13 countries of settlement. Immigrant Youth in Cultural Transition explores the way in which immigrant adolescents carry out their lives at the intersection of two cultures (those of their heritage group and the national society), and how well these youth are adapting to their intercultural experience. Four distinct patterns are followed by youth during their acculturation: *an integration pattern, in which youth orient themselves to, and identify with both cultures; *an ethnic pattern, in which youth are oriented mainly to their own group; *a national pattern, in which youth look primarily to the national society; and *a diffuse pattern, in which youth are uncertain and confused about how to live interculturally. The study shows the variation in both the psychological adaptation and the sociocultural adaptation among youth, with most adapting well. This book is useful for professionals, researchers, graduate students, and public policy makers who have an interest in psychology, anthropology, sociology, demography, education, and psychiatry. It is also a valuable resource for public, governmental, and university libraries.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780805851564
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc
Publish Date: 3-May-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author John W. Berry
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Features contributions from new authors and expanded, deeper coverage of the theoretical, methodological, and applied issues central to acculturation psychology.
Cross-Cultural Psychology, Paperback (February 2011)» View all books by John W. Berry
Third edition of leading textbook offering an advanced overview of all major perspectives of research in cross-cultural psychology.
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