The Role of Religion and Worship Communities in the Positive Development of Immigrant Youth

Carola Suárez-Orozco, Sukhmani Singh, Mona M. Abo-Zena, Dan Du, Robert W. Roeser

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Abstract

Immigrant-origin youth are a rapidly growing sector of the American youth population and come from multiple national origins and religious backgrounds. Religious beliefs, practices, and involvement in religious organizations may serve protective functions as immigrant-origin youth contend with the stresses of adjusting to a new society. In this chapter, we review the literature on the role of religion and religious organizations in the adaptation of immigrant-origin youth. We present data from two studies that provide insights into the significance of religion in their lives. We conclude by offering recommendations for future research in this emerging field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThriving and Spirituality Among Youth
Subtitle of host publicationResearch Perspectives and Future Possibilities
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Pages255-288
Number of pages34
ISBN (Print)9780470948309
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StatePublished - Aug 25 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychology(all)

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    Suárez-Orozco, C., Singh, S., Abo-Zena, M. M., Du, D., & Roeser, R. W. (2011). The Role of Religion and Worship Communities in the Positive Development of Immigrant Youth. In Thriving and Spirituality Among Youth: Research Perspectives and Future Possibilities (pp. 255-288). John Wiley and Sons. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118092699.ch12