An integrated acculturation model of immigrants' social identity

Adi Mana, Emda Orr, Yossi Mana

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The authors investigated how 2 groups with unequal social power-immigrant adolescents from Ethiopia (n = 241) and the former USSR (n = 531)-and their Israeli host peers (n = 854) might construct an immigrant identity regarding adaptation to life in their new country. The authors introduce the concept of immigrant identity representations based an integrative model combining parts of J. W. Berry's (1990) acculturation model (BAM) and H. Tajfel's (1981) version of social identity theory (SIT). The findings reveal a common pattern of identity representations and are interpreted in terms of the integrative combination of the BAM and SIT frameworks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)450-473
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of Social Psychology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2009


  • Acculturation
  • Adolescents
  • Immigration
  • Israel
  • Social identity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology


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