What is it about?

This research demonstrated that social-level factors such as experiences of discrimination are detrimental for the well-being of immigrant descent parents, whereas experiences of positive contact with people from the non-immigrant majority society was beneficial for the life satisfaction and the self-beliefs of immigrant descent parents about their ability to successfully influence their children’s development.

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Why is it important?

Previous research has shown that there are persistent differences in life satisfaction of people of immigrant descent relative to the majority, non-immigrant society in Europe, and that this can be explained by multiple individual- and social-level factors. Our findings highlight the importance of majority, non-immigrant societies fostering conditions and policies that promote opportunities for harmonious interactions between immigrant/immigrant descendants and majority, non-immigrant populations.


Writing this article was a great pleasure, thank you to the ISOTIS team.

Rita Guerra
ISCTE-Instituto Universitario de Lisboa

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This page is a summary of: Intergroup relations, acculturation orientations, and adaptation of Turkish immigrant descent parents across Europe., Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, October 2023, American Psychological Association (APA),
DOI: 10.1037/cdp0000627.
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