Global Perspectives on Well-Being in Immigrant Families

  • Radosveta Dimitrova
  • Michael Bender
  • Fons van de Vijver

Part of the Advances in Immigrant Family Research book series (ADIMFAMRES, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Radosveta Dimitrova, Michael Bender, Fons J. R. van de Vijver
    Pages 1-8
  3. Family Relations, Acculturation and Well-being of Immigrant Children and Parents in North and Central America

  4. Parenting, Social Development, and Psychological Well-Being of Immigrant Children and Parents in Asia and Africa

  5. Attachment Patterns, Acculturation Orientations, and Well-Being of Immigrant Children and Parents in North and South Europe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Fiorenzo Laghi, Susanna Pallini, Roberto Baiocco,, Radosveta Dimitrova
      Pages 259-273
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 321-338

About this book


Global Perspectives on Well-Being in Immigrant Families stands apart from current edited books by focusing mainly on immigrants coming to countries other than the United States, and on the experiences of children, adolescents, and young adults. Its international panel of experts addresses the complexities of acculturation in individual and family contexts, and explores how key factors such as education, home environment, parenting issues, and discrimination, contribute to optimal or unsuccessful adjustment. Findings on acculturation orientations (culture maintenance and adoption), acculturation outcomes (psychological well-being, social and linguistic adjustment), religiosity, ethnic and racial socialization, parenting practices and attachment, identity management strategies, political and civic engagement among immigrant children and youth are presented. In our conclusions we clarify how cultural adaptation can be studied based on the results of the current volume. Among the highlights included in this informative volume are:

  • Schooling and family processes in Japan.
  • Parent and peer attachment and psychosocial adjustment of Chinese immigrant adolescents in Italy.
  • Contextual influences on subjective well-being of young ethnic minority Russians in Estonia.
  • Culture and adaptation of Black Caribbean youth in the United States.
  • Connectedness and psychological well-being among adolescents in Kenya.
  • Sociolinguistic adjustment in migrant children in Ireland.

With its innovative and cutting-edge approaches to theoretical and methodological concerns, Global Perspectives on Well-Being in Immigrant Families offers up-to-date evidence and insights for researchers and practitioners in the fields of developmental psychology, cross-cultural psychology, family studies, gender studies, sociology, social work, and counseling.


Acculturation of families Cross-cultural psychology Immigrant families Immigrant parents and children Migrant families Well-being of immigrant children

Editors and affiliations

  • Radosveta Dimitrova
    • 1
  • Michael Bender
    • 2
  • Fons van de Vijver
    • 3
  1. 1.Tilburg UniversityLE TilburgThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Tilburg UniversityLE TilburgThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Tilburg UniversityLE TilburgThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-9128-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-9129-3
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