Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
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.
BF1 .M63 v. 18 no. 2 2013
Morrison, Carrie D. and Mason, Susan E.
"Correlates of life satisfaction and acculturation among university students,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 18:
2, Article 7.
Available at: https://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol18/iss2/7