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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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Publication date2014
Host publicationGlobal perspectives on well-being in immigrant families
EditorsRadosveta Dimitrova, Michael Bender, Fons van de Vijver
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherSpringer
Pages95-111
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781461491293
ISBN (Print)9781461491286
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Publication series

NameAdvances in Immigrant Family Research
PublisherSpringer
Volume1

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.