Today, many children and adolescents living in Europe have an immigrant background. For the first time, studies investigating youth belonging to several immigrant groups were collected to form a special issue on their situation. The papers presented here offer a comprehensive introduction to important constructs, debates, methodological considerations and empirical results in the field of the psychology of immigration. The papers were put together by research groups stemming from six different European countries.
This special issue offers rich information on the processes behind health, well-being, and success in various developmental tasks as well as on precursors for maladaptive outcomes that can be observed in immigrant adolescents.
Strohmeier, Schmitt-Rodermund, Immigrant Youth in European Countries. Sam, Vedder, Liebkind, Neto, Virta, Immigration, Acculturation and the Paradox of Adaptation in Europe. Sabatier, Berry, The Role of Family Acculturation, Parental Style and Perceived Discrimination in the Adaptation of Second Generation Immigrant Youth in France and Canada. Schmitt-Rodermund, Silbereisen, Well-adapted Adolescent Ethnic German Immigrants in Spite of Adversity – The Protective Effects of Human, Social, and Financial Capital. Oppedal, Psychosocial Profiles as Mediators of Variation in Internalizing Problems Among Young Immigrants With Origins in Countries of War and Internal Conflicts. Motti-Stefanidi, Pavlopoulos, Obradovic, Dalla, Takis, Papathanassiou, Masten, Immigration as a Risk Factor for Adolescent Adaptation in Greek Urban Schools. Strohmeier, Spiel, Gradinger, Social Relationships in Multicultural Schools: Bullying and Victimization.