14. Immigrant Acculturation

Psychological and Social Adaptations

  1. Assaad E. Azzi Professor director2,
  2. Xenia Chryssochoou Associate Professor3,
  3. Bert Klandermans Professor4 and
  4. Bernd Simon Professor Directors5
  1. John W. Berry Professor

Published Online: 12 OCT 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444328158.ch14

Identity and Participation in Culturally Diverse Societies

Identity and Participation in Culturally Diverse Societies

How to Cite

Berry, J. W. (2010) Immigrant Acculturation, in Identity and Participation in Culturally Diverse Societies (eds A. E. Azzi, X. Chryssochoou, B. Klandermans and B. Simon), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444328158.ch14

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium

  2. 3

    Panteion University (Athens, Greece)

  3. 4

    Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  4. 5

    Christian-Albrechts-University in Kiel, Germany

Author Information

  1. Queen's University, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 OCT 2010
  2. Published Print: 8 OCT 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405199476

Online ISBN: 9781444328158



  • integration;
  • immigrant acculturation - psychological and social adaptations;
  • intake and settlement of immigrants - core issue in societies, with political, economic, educational and psychological dimensions;
  • immigration and settlement in plural societies;
  • all plural societies, debating on - core issue of homogeneity versus diversity;
  • acculturation, process of cultural and psychological change - contact between cultural groups and their members;
  • adaptations, internal or psychological - sense of well-being, or self-esteem or socio-cultural;
  • acculturation strategies, in immigrant communities and National Societies;
  • preferences for four acculturation attitudes (IASM);
  • implications for immigration and settlement policies


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction: Immigration and Settlement in Plural Societies

  • Acculturation: Cultural and Psychological

  • Acculturation Strategies in Immigrant Communities and National Societies

  • Research Examples

  • Implications for Immigration and Settlement Policies

  • References