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Psychosocial Intervention

versão On-line ISSN 2173-4712versão impressa ISSN 1132-0559

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CRISTINI, Francesca et al. The influence of discrimination on immigrant adolescents' depressive symptoms: what buffers its detrimental effects?. Psychosocial Intervention [online]. 2011, vol.20, n.3, pp.243-253. ISSN 2173-4712.  http://dx.doi.org/10.5093/in2011v20n3a2.

The present study examined the link between perceived discrimination, depressive symptoms, cultural identity and social support at school reported by immigrant adolescents. Participants were 214 mostly male, immigrant adolescents in grades 9 through 13 of high schools in two small cities in northern Italy. Results showed that discrimination has a significant detrimental effect on psychological well-being of foreign-born adolescents. Additionally, the current study outlined that the only protective factor for depressive symptoms, among the analyzed variables concerning cultural identity and school social support, was social support from teachers. None of the analyzed moderators buffered the relationship between discrimination and depressive symptoms reported by immigrant adolescents. These results have implications for preventive interventions for immigrant adolescents and suggest a protective role for teachers. Future research should detect strategies to reduce discrimination and prejudice toward immigrant adolescents and detect factors that may buffer detrimental effects of discrimination on psychological well-being.

Palavras-chave : cultural identity; depression; discrimination; immigrants; Italian immigration; late adolescence; social support.

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