, Volume 55, Issue 1, pp 26-34
Date: 25 Mar 2010

Contextual influences on acculturation processes: The roles of family, community and society

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Abstract

The paper outlines the major approaches to the psychological study of acculturation, drawing particular attention to the importance of context. Three significant contexts are highlighted: family, ethnic community, and society/nation. New perspectives from our evolving program of acculturation research are introduced to illustrate contextual influences on acculturation, and future directions for empirical work are recommended.