Center for Applied Developmental Science

Acculturation of Juvenile Immigrants in Israel and Germany

Project Team: Rainer K. Silbereisen, Eva Schmitt-Rodermund, Peter Titzmann

The objective of this study is to investigate the process of acculturation and adjustment of immigrant youth. The study is interdisciplinary reflecting a marriage between micro-sociology and developmental psychology. It attempts to identify the factors that facilitate or disrupt the appropriate adjustment of immigrant youth to the new two host culture countries - Israel and Germany. The focus is on juveniles who immigrated from what was formerly known as the Soviet Union. To study factors that enhance adaptation and adjustment to a new society, a comparative and longitudinal design is being applied.