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The impact of perceived ethnic discrimination on mental health depends on transcultural identity: evidence for a moderator effect

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Psychology, August 2015
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Title
The impact of perceived ethnic discrimination on mental health depends on transcultural identity: evidence for a moderator effect
Published in
BMC Psychology, August 2015
DOI 10.1186/s40359-015-0088-x
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Authors

Miriam A. Knauss, Kristina Günther, Sophie Belardi, Pauline Morley, Ulrike von Lersner

Abstract

While ethnic discrimination emphasizes boundaries between different cultures, the concept of transculturality focuses on the fact that cultures can merge and that individuals integrate novel cultural elements into their identity. This is an exploratory study that investigates the interplay between perceived ethnic discrimination, psychological adjustment and transcultural identity. Structured interviews were conducted using a sample of 46 adolescents with a Turkish migratory background and 45 adolescents who were native born Germans. Correlational and multiple regression analyses revealed that perceived discrimination was clearly associated with a poorer psychological adjustment among adolescents with a migratory background. Transcultural identity moderated this relationship. That is, adolescents who showed higher levels of transcultural identity displayed a better psychological adjustment when compared to adolescents who showed lower levels of transcultural identity-provided that they did not feel discriminated against. This is congruent with the idea that transcultural identity can involve considerable benefits for personality. However, when adolescents perceived higher rates of discrimination, higher levels of transcultural identity came attached to a poorer psychological adjustment. The findings suggest that perceived discrimination has negative effects on the well-being of immigrant adolescents-particularly for those who describe their identity as transcultural. The findings are discussed considering specific characteristics of transcultural identity, and how they stand in opposition to discrimination.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 35 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 7 20%
Student > Bachelor 6 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 14%
Researcher 5 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 6%
Other 3 9%
Unknown 7 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 13 37%
Social Sciences 6 17%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 6%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 6%
Other 2 6%
Unknown 7 20%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 23 April 2018.
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