Monday, October 7, 2013

Emotional Problems and Victimization among Youth with National and International Migration Experience

Aysun Dogan

Aysun Dogan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Psychology Department
EGE University, Izmir, Turkey

Monday, October 7th
12:00-1:00 pm
SBSG 1517



Our weekly colloquium series is open to the public.  Drinks and snacks will be provided; feel free to bring your lunch.

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Abstract: Young people with international migration experiences constitute an increasing proportion of the population in many European countries. In Austria, a substantial proportion of these international migrants come from Turkey. In Turkey, many adolescents are "national" migrants, having moved from the eastern to the western part of the country. This study compares the impact of national and international migration experiences on the levels of emotional difficulties (depression, anxiety, loneliness and self-esteem) and peer victimization, and tests whether emotional difficulties help to explain the associations between migration experiences and peer victimization. In Austria, a total of 379 non-migrant Austrians, 82 first generation and 202 second generation international migrants  from Turkey; and in Turkey, 990 non-migrant Turks and 501 national migrants participated; they were in two age cohorts (12 and 15 years). The acculturative stress model provides the theoretical framework for analysis of findings.