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a| African Caribbean Immigrant Acculturation, Ethnic Identity, and Psychological Outcomes
a| Wright,Roshane S. e| Author 4| aut
a| Ph.D. thesis
a| District of Columbia b| Howard University c| 2013
a| According to the 2010 census Caribbean immigrants make up 49% of the Black immigrant population of the United States, yet there remains a limited amount of acculturation research with Caribbean immigrants. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between acculturation, ethnic identity, and psychological outcomes in a sample of immigrants of African-Caribbean descent. Using Berry's (1997) theoretical framework for acculturation research, the author hypothesized that ethnic identity mediates the relationship between acculturation and psychological outcomes. A sample of adult, self-identified immigrants of African-Caribbean descent recruited in the Houston metropolitan area completed a survey packet that included a bidimensional measure of acculturation, a measure of ethnic identity, and scales of self-esteem, life satisfaction, and depression.
a| 104 p.
a| Emigrants and immigration
a| Caribbean people
a| Social psychology
t| ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
a| African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign