Acculturation and language orientations of Turkish immigrants in Australia, France, Germany, and the Netherlands

Yagmur, Kutlay and van de Vijver, Fons J. R. (2012) Acculturation and language orientations of Turkish immigrants in Australia, France, Germany, and the Netherlands. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 43 7: 1110-1130. doi:10.1177/0022022111420145


Author Yagmur, Kutlay
van de Vijver, Fons J. R.
Title Acculturation and language orientations of Turkish immigrants in Australia, France, Germany, and the Netherlands
Journal name Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0022-0221
1552-5422
Publication date 2012-10
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/0022022111420145
Volume 43
Issue 7
Start page 1110
End page 1130
Total pages 21
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, CA, United States
Publisher Sage Publications
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract The authors examined acculturation and language orientations among Turkish immigrants in Australia (n = 283), France (n = 266), Germany (n = 265), and the Netherlands (n = 271). They expected that the countries with the least pluralistic climate (France and Germany) would show the lowest level of sociocultural adjustment and the highest level of ethnic orientation and language use; the opposite was expected in Australia, as the country with the most pluralistic climate; and the Netherlands would have an intermediate position. The predictions were largely borne out. The language orientation measures yielded a (symbolic) language value factor and a (behavioral) language preference factor. In all countries Turkish identity was a positive predictor and mainstream identity a negative predictor of both the language value and preference factor. Mainstream and Turkish identity showed stronger negative correlations in the less pluralistic countries. It is concluded that immigrants showed the least maintenance and the most adjustment in Australia, which is the country with the least pressure to assimilate.
Keyword Acculturation orientations
Identity
Integration policy
Self-identification
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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