Radosveta Dimitrova

Docent of Psychology
Department of Psychology
Stockholm University
Frescati Hagv. 14
SE-106 91 Stockholm
Sweden
Email: radosveta.dimitrova@psychology.su.se
Website: http://w3.psychology.su.se/staff/rdimi/





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Child Development Pubblication

27/05/2017 14:28

Ethnic, Familial, and Religious Identity of Roma Adolescents in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Kosovo, and Romania in Relation to Their Level of Well-Being

 

This study examines ethnic, national, familial, and religious identity and well-being of 632 Roma minority and 589 majority adolescents (age: M = 15.98 years, SD = 1.34) in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Kosovo, and Romania. Results indicated that Roma showed lower endorsement of national identity but stronger religious identity than their majority counterparts. Path models showed positive associations of familial and religious identities with well-being, whereas Roma identity was negatively associated with well-being, particularly for Roma in Bulgaria and Kosovo (countries with a less active policy toward improving conditions of Roma). In the latter countries, Roma ethnic identity is less relevant and weakly associated with psychological well-being of youth. 

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