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dc.contributor.authorEdwards, Cherie D.en
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-21T08:00:40Zen
dc.date.available2017-06-21T08:00:40Zen
dc.date.issued2017-06-20en
dc.identifier.othervt_gsexam:11933en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/78229en
dc.description.abstractExtending far beyond migration to a new home, the cultural, emotional, and mental plight of immigration plagues immigrants and refugees of all ages. Nonetheless, immigrant youth are commonly overlooked in acculturation studies. This mixed methods approach to arts-informed research examined the acculturation strategies adopted by immigrant and refugee youth attending community-based programs. Through the use of participant drawings, the think-aloud technique, and the Acculturation, Habits, and Interests Multicultural Scale for Adolescents (AHIMSA) instrument, this research also examines the ways in which immigrant and refugee participants communicate their cultural paradigms. The findings emerging from this study illustrate that immigrant and refugee youth cope with cultural transitions through varied approaches that integrate expressions of individuality and cultural behaviors. By exploring six key findings, this study contributes to literature examining acculturation in youth populations as it provides an analysis of cultural transition that expands beyond traditional examinations of cultural behaviors, and highlights the importance of expressing individuality, values, and interests, in the acculturation process of immigrant youth.en
dc.format.mediumETDen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectarts-informed researchen
dc.subjectmixed methods researchen
dc.subjectyouth acculturationen
dc.subjectexpressions of individualityen
dc.subjectindividuality in acculturationen
dc.titleExamining Acculturation Strategies in Immigrant and Refugee Youth: A Mixed Methods Approach to Arts-Informed Researchen
dc.typeDissertationen
dc.contributor.departmentEducational Leadership and Policy Studiesen
dc.description.degreePh. D.en
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational Research and Evaluationen
dc.contributor.committeechairCreamer, Elizabeth G.en
dc.contributor.committeememberKniola, David J.en
dc.contributor.committeememberRobbins, Claire K.en
dc.contributor.committeememberSchmitz, Cathryneen


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