Contextual influences on acculturation processes: The roles of family, community and society
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.
KeywordsAcculturation Adaptation Intercultural relations Immigrants Family Ethnic arts
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