What is it about?

Feeling part of... (a community, a neighborhood, a city, a country). It is a strong protective factor that reduces the negative effect of stress on psychological well-being in the migrant population.

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Why is it important?

Identifying factors that may affect the stress-well-being relationship can allow the design of intervention programs focused on evidence, tending to develop and strengthen individual capacities that promote changes at other, more macro levels.


We hope that this article, which is the result of a working group focused on identifying protective factors for health and well-being, will be useful for all those who work daily, face to face, with the migrant population.

Dr. Alfonso Urzúa
Universidad Católica del Norte

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This page is a summary of: Rooting mediates the effect of stress by acculturation on the psychological well-being of immigrants living in Chile, PLoS ONE, August 2019, PLOS,
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0219485.
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