Psychological Adjustment to Immigration: Individual and Family Aspects


Authors: Gila Markovizky (Haifa University, Israel), Hadas Doron (Tel-Hai College, Israel)

Series: Psychology Research Progress

This new book examines integrative knowledge of multiple fields of content in the domain of immigration and its implications for the individual and his family. The outline of this book reflects the process under discussion: it is based on the immigrants’ sample used in the doctoral thesis of Gila and represents the psychological responses of immigrants to the experience of immigration and its relation to different stress factors. The main work refers to relative evaluations that by themselves constitute a stress factor affecting psychological outcomes.

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Table of Contents

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1. Introduction;pp. 1-10

2. The role of time in adjustment to immigration;pp. 11-22

Section I – Individual factors in adjustment to immigration

3. The role of instrumental resources in the psychological adjustment of immigrants;pp. 25-38

4. The role of symbolic resources in the psychological adjustment of immigrants;pp. 39-50

5. “Spitting a gift horse in its face”: devaluation of the host society and psychological adjustment immigration;pp. 51-60

6. Personal and social comparisons and psychological adjustment to immigration;pp. 61-76

7. The moderating role of personal attributes – hopefulness and attribution style – in adjustment to immigration;pp. 77-90

8. The contribution of relative evaluation processes to psychological adjustment: an integrative model;pp. 91-106

Section II – Familial and social factors in adjustment to immigration

9. Family structure and patterns and psychological adjustment to immigration;pp. 109-120

10. Spousal violence among immigrants from the Former Soviet Union;pp. 121-130

11. Marital Patterns and Psychological Adjustment Among Immigrants from Ethiopia and FSU;pp. 131-145

12. Family stress and psychological adjustment among Welfare and non-Welfare immigrants;pp. 147-158

13. Conclusion;pp. 159-164


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