Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name





Psychology, Social.




This research studies the relationships of acculturation with adjustment among the Hong Kong Chinese immigrants in Toronto. The first main hypothesis predicted that the immigrants with integration mode would be most adjusted, and those with marginality mode would be least adjusted. The second main hypothesis predicted that the greater consistency among different areas of acculturation shifts, the better adjusted an immigrant would be. On a secondary basis, several antecedent factors, such as sex, education, intention to stay and length of residence, were also tested for their relationships with adjustment. No significant relationship between acculturation mode and adjustment has been found. On the other hand, the results indicate that consistency is related to adjustment among recent immigrants, but not-long-time immigrants. Two secondary hypotheses received support. The data show that females tend to be less adjusted than males among recent immigrants, but not long-time immigrants. The results also suggest that those who intend to stay in Canada are more likely to be adjusted than those without the intention to stay. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)Dept. of Psychology. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis1990 .F353. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 30-03, page: 0907. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1990.