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Connectedness and psychological well-being among adolescents of immigrant background in Kenya

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  • Amina Abubakar
  • Fons J. R. van de Vijver
  • Lubna Mazrui
  • Margaret Murugami
  • Josephine Arasa
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Abstract

Little—if anything—is known about the factors that contribute to the positive development and psychological functioning of adolescents of immigrant background in the African context. The present study addresses this knowledge gap by investigating the influence of parent and peer attachment, the sense of school belonging, and religious and ethnic identity on the psychological well-being of adolescents of Arab and Asian background in Kenya. The central research question is to what extent adolescent connectedness influences psychological well-being.