Adaptation of Immigrants

Adaptation of Immigrants

Individual Differences and Determinants

1st Edition - May 18, 1989
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  • Editor: Michael Argyle
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483287119

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Description

This volume surveys studies conducted in the major immigrant receiving nations over the past several decades to ascertain the main established correlates of immigrant adjustment. It also reports findings from an original longitudinal study of immigrants to Australia from several European countries. Among the questions addressed are: What is the usual course of immigrants' reactions to their new country? How do these reactions differ depending on their focus of concern - self, family, friends, job, etc ? Are subjective reactions (satisfaction with various aspects of their lives) parallelled by objective measures of role performance ( adequacy of adaptation in the eyes of other people)? How are these reactions associated with other characteristics of the immigrants - personality, family relations, demographic and background characteristics?

Readership

For undergraduates and postgraduates in psychology, sociology and social work, and scholars and professionals concerned with immigrants.

Table of Contents

  • Preface. Migration and Culture Contact. Outcomes and Predictors: An Overview. Environmental Stressors and Facilitators. Demographic and Background Characteristics. Cultural Skills. Family Relations. Personality Characteristics. Summary: Predictors of Adaptive Outcomes. Appendix 1: Design of Studies. Appendix 2: Scales from Questionnaire. References.

Product details

  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1989
  • Published: May 18, 1989
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483287119
  • About the Editor

    Michael Argyle

    About the Authors

    W.A. Scott

    R. Scott

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Australian National University, Canberra, Australia