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Domains and dimensions in acculturation: Implicit theories of Turkish–Dutch

Arends-Tóth, Judit; van de Vijver, Fons J. R.


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{
  "DOI": "10.1016/j.ijintrel.2003.09.001", 
  "author": [
    {
      "family": "Arends-T\u00f3th, Judit"
    }, 
    {
      "family": "van de Vijver, Fons J. R."
    }
  ], 
  "issued": {
    "date-parts": [
      [
        2004, 
        2, 
        1
      ]
    ]
  }, 
  "abstract": "The present study aims to further our understanding of psychological acculturation by examining which current models of acculturation correspond most with implicit theories of Turkish-Dutch. Current theoretical models of acculturation differ in two aspects: dimensionality (unidimensional adaptation, a bidimensional combination of culture maintenance and adaptation, or a multidimensional fusion of two cultures) and domain specificity (trait or domain-specific models). Domain specificity of acculturation played a more central role in the implicit theories of Turkish-Dutch than typically assumed in current theoretical models. The unidimensional domain-specific model was most frequently employed. Turkish-Dutch emphasized the importance of both Dutch and Turkish culture in their lives (thereby supporting the popular notion of integration), but this importance varied across domains: Adjustment to Dutch culture was more emphasized in the public (functional, utilitarian) domain while maintenance of Turkish culture was more emphasized in the private (social-emotional, identity) domain. This study documents the need to elaborate on domain specificity and on the meaning of integration in acculturation models.", 
  "title": "Domains and dimensions in acculturation: Implicit theories of Turkish\u2013Dutch", 
  "type": "article-journal", 
  "id": "889950"
}
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