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Linking self and society: Identity and the immigrant experience in two macro-contexts
University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Psychology, Pedagogy and Sociology. Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2901-0187
University of Minnesota, Psychology Department, Minneapolis, United States.
2019 (English)In: Journal of applied developmental psychology, ISSN 0193-3973, E-ISSN 1873-7900, Vol. 64, article id 101056Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to compare identity processes associated with the immigrant experience in two macro-contexts, the U.S and Sweden. Using a qualitative narrative approach, we explored how immigrant and non-immigrant youth negotiate their identities in the intersection between individual selves and society, by studying how they experience deviations from societal expectations and whether such deviations were associated with alternative group belonging. The sample consisted of 59 narratives written by 1st and 2nd generation immigrants and non-immigrants (age 16–25). Results indicated that the U.S. participants were more likely to define themselves using racial and multi-ethnic categories, whereas Swedish participants relied on national labels. Additionally, U.S. participants showed clear evidence of deviations from societal norms, but also found belonging in social groups from those deviations. Swedish participants showed some deviations, but little evidence of group belonging. The findings highlight the contextual nature of identity development within an immigrant context. © 2019 Elsevier Inc.

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2019. Vol. 64, article id 101056
Keywords [en]
adult; article; expectation; human; identity; immigrant; juvenile; narrative; social norm; Sweden; Swedish citizen
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SOCIAL SCIENCE, Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-14484DOI: 10.1016/j.appdev.2019.101056Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85069906228OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-14484DiVA, id: diva2:1357077
Available from: 2019-10-02 Created: 2019-10-02 Last updated: 2019-11-12Bibliographically approved

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