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ERIC Number: EJ1100423
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-1533-242X
Adult Immigrants' Media Usage and Its Function in Host Language Training Opportunities: A Path Analysis
Reichenberg, Monica
Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, v16 n1 p209-222 Apr 2016
Media promotes to what extent immigrants learn the host language and cultural values. Consequently, the overall aim of this paper is to identify predictors among adult immigrants in language training and its effect on host language training. The participants (n = 186)-- many of them refugees--were recruited purposefully for the study from one learning centre. In the first part of the analysis, an OLS-regression estimated the effect of age and education on media usage. In the second part of the analysis, the path model was estimated to test if media usage mediated the effect of age and education on host language training. The study confirms previous findings that there is a generation gap between immigrants. The study finds a negative effect of higher education on immigrants' media usage. Furthermore, the study confirms that age and education impacts media usage, and in turn media usage impacts immigrants' host language training.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden