Minority students’ psychological adjustment in the school context: an integrative review of qualitative research on acculturation

Elena Makarova, Dina Birman

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The present study aims at systematically analyzing the findings reported in qualitative research on acculturation and psychological adjustment in the school context. Content analysis was conducted using the deductively developed and inductively enriched system of categories. The results of the study provide insights into youths’ acculturation and their psychological adjustment in the school context as well as schools’ mechanisms and strategies for responding to minority youths’ needs in the process of the cultural transition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-21
Number of pages21
JournalIntercultural Education
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2 2016



  • acculturation
  • content analysis
  • minority youth
  • psychological adjustment
  • school

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Cultural Studies

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