Reference : Living In-Between or Within? Cultural Identity Profiles of Second-Generation Young Ad...
Scientific journals : Article
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Multidisciplinary, general & others
Migration and Inclusive Societies
Living In-Between or Within? Cultural Identity Profiles of Second-Generation Young Adults with Immigrant Background
Barros Coimbra, Stephanie mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) >]
Albert, Isabelle mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (FHSE) > Department of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences (DBCS) >]
Taylor & Francis Online
United States
[en] bicultural identity ; migration ; regulatory strategies ; psychological outcomes ; second generation
[en] Migration flows have generally led to an increase in questions about the multiple influences on people’s cultural identity. This study aims to examine more closely the ways in which second-generation individuals of Portuguese descent juggle a two-fold cultural environment. We opted for a person-centered approach with a sample of N = 70 adults, all from Portuguese immigrant families living in the Grand-duchy of Luxembourg. Results yielded three different bicultural profiles: blended, alternating bicultural, and a new ambivalent cultural identity profile. Our results distinguish between psychological markers of identity and the behavioral aspects necessary for the transition from one cultural framework to the other. In addition, we observed different patterns of psychosocial health among the four cultural identity profiles. Our research enriches the literature by highlighting different endorsement of regulatory control strategies of second-generation adults according to their cultural identity profile, with different psychological outcomes.
Fonds National de la Recherche - FnR
IRMA - Intergenerational Relations in the light of Migration and Ageing
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