Ego identity among young people of Spanish speaking Latin American immigrant families in Melbourne, Australia

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Vittorino, Renzo (2003) Ego identity among young people of Spanish speaking Latin American immigrant families in Melbourne, Australia. PhD thesis, Victoria University of Technology.

Abstract

As in other countries with a history of strong immigration and with multicultural policies, in Australia there has been a developing interest in the psychological processes of immigration. However, to date, httle empirical research in this area has been reported, and none pertaining to Latin American immigrants. The present exploratory study focused upon psychological experiences among 28 families of Latin American origin living in Melbourne, Victoria, with particular attention to the experience of young people in such families. The study explored potential links between the development of ego identity of the young people, perceptions of parents' level of acculturation and perceptions of family functioning. It was conducted in two phases, employing complementary quantitative and qualitative methodologies.

Item type Thesis (PhD thesis)
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/15296
Subjects Current > FOR Classification > 1608 Sociology
Current > FOR Classification > 1701 Psychology
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
Keywords Latin American immigrants, Melbourne, Australia, ego identity, identity in youth
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