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Title: Well-being in cross-cultural transitions: discrepancies between acculturation preferences and actual intergroup and intragroup contact
Authors: Ramos, M. R.
Cassidy, C.
Reicher, S.
Haslam, S. A.
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Abstract: Two studies examined the effect of acculturation-contact discrepancies on well-being. Specifically, we tested the prediction that well-being will be compromised when cultural minorities' acculturation preferences are not met by the intergroup and intragroup contact in a new society. Study 1 found that for Polish immigrants (n=55) acculturation-contact discrepancies were associated with compromised well-being. Study 2 followed a cohort of international students (n=106) for a period of two academic years. Results suggested that discrepancies in students' acculturation-contact in their first year had harmful consequences for their well-being 1 year later. Overall, the two studies show that discrepancies between acculturation preferences and actual contact have negative implications for the psychological adaptation of acculturating individuals.
Peer reviewed: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10071/11359
DOI: 10.1111/jasp.12272
ISSN: 0021-9029
Ciência-IUL: https://ciencia.iscte-iul.pt/id/ci-pub-28707
Accession number: WOS:000347705500003
Appears in Collections:CIS-RI - Artigos em revistas científicas internacionais com arbitragem científica

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