Behavioural acculturation and demographic characteristics of Asian‐Indian immigrants in the United States of America

Durriya Z. Khairullah (School of Business Administration, Saint Bonaventure University)
Zahid Y. Khairullah (School of Business Administration, Saint Bonaventure University)

International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy

ISSN: 0144-333X

Publication date: 1 January 1999

Abstract

Tests the reliability of an empirical model designed by Szapocznik et al to measure acculturation levels of first‐generation immigrants. Applies model to a demographically diverse sample group of first‐generation Asian‐Indian immigrants in three cities near New York (USA) to establish levels of cultural and behavioural acculturation, and the relevance of demographic variables, such as gender, marital status, religion and occupation. Establishes a series of statistically significant correlations between the variables examined; compares these results with findings of other studies involving different immigrant groups. Asserts that the model provides a reliable basis for assessing acculturation characteristics of immigrants; concludes that the findings of this study provide an objective basis for the development of social and public policy aimed at accommodating acculturation needs of this particular immigrant group.

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Khairullah, D. and Khairullah, Z. (1999), "Behavioural acculturation and demographic characteristics of Asian‐Indian immigrants in the United States of America", International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Vol. 19 No. 1/2, pp. 57-80. https://doi.org/10.1108/01443339910788668

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