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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/29522

Title: Bullying, Ethnic Discrimination or Both? A Phenomenological Study of the Experiences of Immigrant Adolescents
Authors: del Villar, Cindy
Advisor: Mishna, Faye
Department: Social Work
Keywords: bullying
discrimination
immigrant
adolescents
Issue Date: 23-Aug-2011
Abstract: The present study explored the experiences of victimization and immigration among immigrant youth in the Peel region in Ontario, Canada. Victimization included the experiences of bullying and ethnic discrimination in the school environment. The study utilized a phenomenological approach to investigate how immigrant youth interpreted their experiences and whether they identified victimization as bullying, ethnic discrimination or both. The effects of victimization on adaptation and acculturation were also explored. Results from individual interviews of six youth (ages 16 or 17) indicated that immigrant youth viewed bullying and discrimination as separate constructs. Themes that emerged from the interviews included the importance of language proficiency; the role of peer affiliations; and factors associated with resiliency. It was evident through their descriptions that immigrant youth face unique challenges, which include adjusting to a new culture and country of residence, establishing a new social circle, and gaining comfort in utilizing the English language.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/29522
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