publication . Master thesis . 2007

Reconstructing social networks : The Importance of friends and family in the acculturation of unaccompanied minors

Spaun, Hege;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2007
Abstract
The main goal of this study was to explore how social network variables and social skills influence acculturation in a group of immigrants who came to Norway as unaccompanied minor asylum seekers. Acculturation, as measured by ethnic and host culture competence, is seen as a resource for the individual, and a necessity in order to be successful and have a sense of belonging in a given culture. Sixty-two youth who came to Norway as unaccompanied minor asylum seekers (UMAs) between the years 2000-2006 were recruited from 10 municipalities in Norway. The participants completed the questionnaire in group sessions in their local communities. In accordance with assump...
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