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ERIC Number: EJ856482
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0951-0605
Cultural Identity and Acculturation Preferences among South Asian Adolescents in Britain: An Exploratory Study
Robinson, Lena
Children & Society, v23 n6 p442-454 Nov 2009
The study reported in this article is part of a wider research project on the adaptation of South Asians in Britain. It examines and compares the acculturation attitudes and cultural identity of Indian and Pakistani second-generation adolescents Indian (Punjabi Sikh and Gujarati Hindu) and Pakistani (Muslim) in Britain. The research project integrates a social psychological approach to ethnic identity, Berry's ("Cross-cultural Perspectives." Nebraska Symposium on Motivation, 1990) acculturation strategy and stress models, and Phinney's ("Journal of Early Adolescence," 9, 1989:34) model of ethnic identification. There were 240 adolescents, aged 13-18 years, with an even split between the genders. Results from this study suggested that the majority of Indian youth adopted integration strategies as opposed to Pakistani Muslims who adopted a separation strategy. Cultural identity is a term used to include both ethnic and national identities. Ethnic identity scores were high for Indian and Pakistani adolescents. National identity was more important for Indian adolescents but ethnic identity was more important than national identity for all groups. Perceived discrimination was related to acculturation strategies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India; Pakistan; United Kingdom