Predicting psychological distress among former Soviet immigrants

Karen J. Aroian, Anne E. Norris, Carol A. Patsdaughter, Thanh V. Tran

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This study investigated whether age, gender, marital status, education, employment, length of time in the U.S. and immigration demands (novelty, occupation, language, discrimination, loss, and not feeling at home) were predictors of psychological distress in a sample of 1647 former Soviet immigrants. Multiple regression analysis indicated that the combined model of demographic and demand of immigration variables was significant. Results indicated that women, older immigrants, those with less than a college education, and those with greater immigration demands related to novelty, language, discrimination, loss, and not feeling at home were most distressed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)284-294
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Social Psychiatry
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1998
Externally publishedYes


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  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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