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Clashing Cultures, Clashing Selves?. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 1901232
  • July 2008
  • 84 Pages
  • VDM Publishing House
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Given current rates of globalization and migration, an increasing number of people are living between two cultures. How are bicultural people influenced by the demands of two, often divergent cultural systems? This work considers the influence of biculturalism on the self-concept organization and psychological adjustment of individuals. The organization of self-beliefs and several indices of psychological adjustment are assessed for Canadians of South Asian origin. This bicultural sample is contrasted to two monocultural samples--Canadians of European origin and South Asians residing in Delhi, India. The results provide insight into the challenges faced by those living between two cultures and will assist practitioners who work with migrants confronted by conflicting cultural demands.

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Sunaina Assanand.
Sunaina Assanand, PhD: Studied Social Psychology at the University of British Columbia.

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