A Question of Balance: Exploring the Acculturation, Integration and Adaptation of Muslim Immigrant Youth

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dc.contributor.author Stuart, Jaime en
dc.contributor.author Ward, C en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-01T19:41:52Z en
dc.date.issued 2011 en
dc.identifier.citation Psychosocial Intervention 20(3):255-267 2011 en
dc.identifier.issn 1132-0559 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/12466 en
dc.description.abstract The paper addresses criticisms of contemporary acculturation research by adopting a mixed method approach (open-ended survey responses, interviews, focus groups and projective techniques) to the study of the acculturation experiences of Muslim youth in New Zealand. The research explores: 1) the meaning, definition and achievement of success; 2) the process of negotiating multiple social identities; and 3) the graphic representation of identity. Thematic analysis indicated that young Muslims aspire to achieve success in personal, social, material and religious domains and that they seek to balance potentially competing demands from family, friends, the Muslim community and the wider society. At the same time they aspire to balance multiple identities, retaining religious and cultural elements in the definition of self while endeavoring to integrate into the wider society. The process of achieving this balance is characterized by three strategies: alternating orientations, blending orientations and minimizing differences. The findings are discussed in relation to advancing our understanding of integration as an acculturation option, and the community-based policy implications for multicultural societies are considered. en
dc.publisher Colegio Oficial de Psicologos en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Psychosocial Intervention en
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dc.title A Question of Balance: Exploring the Acculturation, Integration and Adaptation of Muslim Immigrant Youth en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.5093/in2011v20n3a3 en
pubs.issue 3 en
pubs.begin-page 255 en
pubs.volume 20 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Colegio Oficial de Psicólogos de Madrid en
pubs.end-page 267 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 293439 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2012-02-14 en

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