Acculturation Style and Psychological Functioning in Children of Immigrants

Acculturation Style and Psychological Functioning in Children of Immigrants

Acculturation Style and Psychological Functioning in Children of Immigrants

Acculturation Style and Psychological Functioning in Children of Immigrantss

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Référence bibliographique [7541]

Pawliuk, Nicole, Grizenko, Natalie, Chan-Yip, Alice, Gantous, Peter, Mathew, Jane et Nguyen, Diem. 1996. «Acculturation Style and Psychological Functioning in Children of Immigrants ». American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, vol. 66, no 1, p. 111-121.

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1. Objectifs


Intentions :
« The present study examined psychological functioning in a pediatric sample of children of immigrant parents as it pertained to acculturation style and social variables related to immigration. » (p. 112)

Questions/Hypothèses :
« It was hypothesized that integrated children and children of integrated parents would show less psychological dysfunction than would children and parents who had adapted a separation or marginalized acculturation style. It was also hypothesized that children who differed from their parents in acculturation style would display greater psychological dysfunction. » (p. 113)

2. Méthode


Matériau/Échantillon :
« The sample was recruited from a Montreal pediatric clinic with a multi-ethnic population. The pediactic group consisted of 23 obys and 25 girls aged 6.5-17 years. Eleven of the children has been born outside Canada […] and had emigrated between 1982 ans 1990. […] The parent group consisted of one parent from each of 34 families; 74 % mothers and 26% fathers [...]. Twenty-four of the families had one child, seven families had two children, two had three children, and one familiy had four children. » (p. 113)

Instrument :
- Scale based on the Bicultural Involvement Questionnaire (Szapocznik et al, 1980);
- Sociodemographic questionnaire;
- Revised Child Behavior Profile (Achenback + Edelbrock, 1983);
- Depression Self-Rating Scale (Birleson, 1981);
- What I Think and Feel Scale (Reynold + Richmond, 1978);
- Children’s Psychosomatic Symptom Checklist (Wisniewski, Nagliere + Mulick, 1988);
- Hare Self-Esteem Scale (Corcoran + Fisher, 1987).

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse statistique

3. Résumé


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