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Modern Psychological Studies

Periodical Title

Modern Psychological Studies

Volume

18

Number

2

Page Numbers

pages 65-76

Department

Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Date

2013

Abstract

The present study compared correlations between life satisfaction, acculturation, socioeconomic status, and social support for students born in the United States and for students not born in the United States. Acculturation scores differed significantly between American-born and foreign born participants, while life satisfaction scores did not, indicating that living in a new country is not necessarily a negative experience for college-age students. Furthermore, acculturation to the host culture, that is, American culture, was found to correlate with life satisfaction among American-born students, and socioeconomic status correlated with acculturation for both groups. We recommend that future acculturation research control for socioeconomic status and include non-immigrant populations as comparison groups.

Subject

Psychology

Keyword

acculturation; life satisfaction; socioeconomic status; social support

Discipline

Psychology

Document Type

articles

Extent

11 leaves

Language

English

Call Number

BF1 .M63 v. 18 no. 2 2013

Rights

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/

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Psychology Commons

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