Acculturation attitudes, Need for Cognitive Closure and Adaptation of Immigrants
Title: Acculturation attitudes, Need for Cognitive Closure and Adaptation of Immigrants
Author: KOSIC, Ankica
Citation: The Journal of Social Psychology, 2002, 2, 142, 179-201
The author validated Berrys model of acculturation (Berry, 1990a, 1990b, 1991; Berry, Kim, Power, Young, [amp] Bujaki, 1989) and examined the relation between acculturation attitudes and sociocultural and psychological adaptation among Croatian and Polish immigrants to Italy, 2 groups whose cultures are not very different from the Italian culture. Moreover, the author investigated the relation between the need for cognitive closure (NCC; Webster [amp] Kruglanski, 1994) and psychological and sociocultural adaptation. The participants completed a questionnaire including measures of sociocultural adaptation, psychological adaptation, social relationships, acculturation attitudes, and NCC. The results of a multivariate analysis of variance revealed main effects of acculturation strategies for both forms of adaptation and a main effect of NCC for psychological adaptation. The Croatian and Polish immigrants differed in the level of sociocultural adaptation but not in the level of psychological adaptation.
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