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ERIC Number: EJ990054
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0165-0254
Religiosity, Values, and Acculturation: A Study of Turkish, Turkish-Belgian, and Belgian Adolescents
Gungor, Derya; Bornstein, Marc H.; Phalet, Karen
International Journal of Behavioral Development, v36 n5 p367-373 Sep 2012
We address the understudied religious dimension of acculturation in acculturating adolescents who combine a religious Islamic heritage with a secularized Christian mainstream culture. The religiosity of 197 Turkish-Belgian adolescents was compared with that of 366 age-mates in Turkey (the heritage culture) and 203 in Belgium (the mainstream culture) and related to cultural values, acculturation orientations, and ethnic identification. Belgian adolescents showed lower and declining religiosity with age, whereas Turkish and Turkish-Belgian adolescents were more religious regardless of age. Acculturating adolescents reaffirmed religion as compared with monocultural adolescents in Turkey. Religious reaffirmation was related to cultural values of interdependence, heritage culture maintenance, and ethnic identification. (Contains 2 tables and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Belgium; Turkey