Volume 7

Influence of Acculturation Styles on Perceptions of Conformity Among Immigrants and Non-Immigrants

Ghazaleh Parizi

This study examined the effects of acculturation styles on perception of conformity. A total of 120 college students were solicited from a college in the Northeast and randomly assigned to read one of three scenarios involving an immigrant with either an assimilation, integration or separation acculturation style. They completed questionnaires that included measures of conformity, cultural attitudes, self-esteem, and self-monitoring tendencies. The results indicated that college students reported more positive attitudes toward individuals with an integration acculturation styles than individuals with an assimilation and separation styles. Furthermore, college students perceived immigrants with assimilation acculturation styles as more conforming than those with integration and separation styles.

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