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Immigration is changing the cultural and ethnic composition of many countries (U. N. Population Report, 2002). In response to rapidly changing demographics, psychologists are focusing their efforts on better understanding the impact of culture and acculturation on mental health (Schmitz, 2001). Researchers in these areas have identified depression, anxiety, and psychosomatic problems as the most common mental health consequences of acculturating individuals (Berry, 1997). In this study, therefore, we examined anxiety, depression, and psychosomatic complaints, collectively referred to here as mental health problems. For decades, intensive research efforts have been made on the cultural adaptation of immigrants to a foreign culture. However, much less attention has been paid to reentry to one's home country after a sojourn abroad (Martin, 1984; Szkudlarek, 2010; Tamura & Furnham, 1993; Ward, Bochner, & Furnham, 2001). The topic of reentry still remains largely neglected and underestimated in the migrants' transition trajectory.

GENRE
Professional & Technical
RELEASED
2010
June 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
20
Pages
PUBLISHER
North American Journal of Psychology
SIZE
224.5
KB

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