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Acculturation and family values : first, second, and third generation Russian immigrants

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dc.contributor.author Bortnik, Helen Martha
dc.date.accessioned 2010-12-13T19:42:07Z
dc.date.available 2010-12-13T19:42:07Z
dc.date.copyright 1991-10
dc.date.issued 2010-12-13T19:42:07Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2429/30374
dc.description.abstract This study compared acculturation and familism of first, second, and third generation Russian immigrants. A sample of 71 included 22 first generation, 30 second generation, and 18 third generation male and female Russian immigrants from Vancouver, B.C., ranging in age from 19 to 82. Questionnaires mailed included demographic items, the Bardis Familism Scale (Bardis, 1959), and a revised Short Acculturation Scale (Marin, Sabogal, Marin, Otero-Sabogal, and Perez-Stable, 1987). Results of one-way ANOVA's revealed that there were no significant differences in scores on the Bardis Familism Scale between any of the three generations, contrary to previous studies with other immigrant groups. However, second and third generation subjects scored significantly higher on the acculturation scale than first generation ones, [F (2, 67) =25.00, p = .001]. A high level of Russian speaking ability and a low education level were associated with higher familism scores, and greater length of time in Canada was associated with higher acculturation scores. Since scores on the acculturation scale were consistent with those obtained in studies with other immigrant groups, this study provides support for the validity of this scale for Russian immigrants. en
dc.language.iso eng en
dc.publisher University of British Columbia en
dc.relation.ispartofseries UBC Retrospective Theses Digitization Project [http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/retro_theses/] en
dc.subject Russians -- Canada -- Cultural assimilation en
dc.title Acculturation and family values : first, second, and third generation Russian immigrants en
dc.type Electronic Thesis or Dissertation en
dc.degree.name Master of Arts - MA en
dc.degree.discipline Counselling Psychology en
dc.degree.grantor University of British Columbia en
dc.degree.campus UBCV en
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en

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