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Intercultural couples in Italy and Spain. A study of factors promoting life satisfaction among foreign partner
Journal Title: PSICOLOGIA DI COMUNITA’ 
Author/s: Cinzia Novara, Gianluigi Moscato, Floriana Romano, Maria Isabel Hombrados Mendieta 
Year:  2013 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  12 Pg. 35-46 FullText PDF:  869 KB
DOI:  10.3280/PSC2013-001004
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The aim of this paper was to analyze how ethnic identification (ingroup and outgroup) and perceived discrimination (both as foreigner as partner of mixed couple) are related to sense of community (SoC) among foreign partner in intercultural families resident in Italy and Spain. The results show that in both groups the foreign partner’s identification with their own ethnic-cultural group is not associated with SoC. In turn, increased perceived discrimination as a partner of mixed couple leads to a decreased SoC and life satisfaction.
Keywords: Mixed couples; sense of community; satisfaction with life; foreigners; ethnic identification; perceived discrimination.

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Cinzia Novara, Gianluigi Moscato, Floriana Romano, Maria Isabel Hombrados Mendieta, Intercultural couples in Italy and Spain. A study of factors promoting life satisfaction among foreign partner in "PSICOLOGIA DI COMUNITA’" 1/2013, pp. 35-46, DOI:10.3280/PSC2013-001004

   

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