Intercultural couples in Italy and Spain. A study of factors promoting life satisfaction among foreign partner

Author/s Cinzia Novara, Gianluigi Moscato, Floriana Romano, Maria Isabel Hombrados Mendieta
Publishing Year 2013 Issue 2013/1 Language Italian
Pages 12 P. 35-46 File size 869 KB
DOI 10.3280/PSC2013-001004
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The aim of this paper was to analyze how ethnic identification (ingroup and outgroup) and perceived discrimination (both as foreigner as partner of mixed couple) are related to sense of community (SoC) among foreign partner in intercultural families resident in Italy and Spain. The results show that in both groups the foreign partner’s identification with their own ethnic-cultural group is not associated with SoC. In turn, increased perceived discrimination as a partner of mixed couple leads to a decreased SoC and life satisfaction.

Keywords: Mixed couples; sense of community; satisfaction with life; foreigners; ethnic identification; perceived discrimination.

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Cinzia Novara, Gianluigi Moscato, Floriana Romano, Maria Isabel Hombrados Mendieta, Coppie miste in Italia e in Spagna. Uno studio sui fattori che favoriscono il senso di comunità dei partner stranieri in "PSICOLOGIA DI COMUNITA’" 1/2013, pp 35-46, DOI: 10.3280/PSC2013-001004