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Participants were recruited primarily from online and student groups resulting in a total of 99 participants (74 females, 25 males; age range: 15-21). Having a positive Arab orientation predicted family satisfaction and having a positive European-Canadian orientation predicted school and living environment satisfaction, as well as fewer invalid school absences. These results corroborate previous research findings differentiating between psychological and sociocultural adjustment, but also show that having a positive Arab acculturation orientation predicts psychological adaptation in private domains and having a positive European-Canadian acculturation orientation predicts psychological adaptation in public domains. Perceived social support received from family mediated the relation between Arab acculturation orientation and private life satisfaction, indicating that family support plays a crucial role in interpreting the relation between acculturation and adjustment. Gender comparisons revealed that males, as compared to females, reported stronger ethnic identities.
Paterson, Ashley D., "The private and public life domains of Arab youth in Canada: Acculturation, ethnic identity, social support, and adjustment" (2008). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 8281.