Mental health in Moroccan youth in the Netherlands
The objective of the present study was to examine the prevalence and predictors of emotional and behavioral problems in a general population sample of Moroccan immigrant children aged 4 through 18 living in the Netherlands. In chapter 1, it was described that Moroccan immigrant youth are expected to be at high risk of emotional and behavioral problems, as they are over-represented in the population of juvenile delinquents and they increasingly apply for youth assistance. Moreover, Moroccan immigrant youth may have to cope with several risk factors related to migration and culture. An overview was provided of levels of emotional and behavioral problems in immigrant youth samples, and factors associated with emotional and behavioral problems were lined out. As presented in the first chapter, with this study we aimed to: 1. Determine the prevalence of emotional and behavioral problems in Moroccan immigrant children and adolescents, and to compare this with the prevalence of emotional and behavioral problems in Turkish immigrant and Dutch native children and adolescents. 2. Identify patterns of psychological acculturation in Moroccan immigrant adolescents and adults. 3. Determine the factors associated with emotional and behavioral problems in Moroccan immigrant youth. a. Examine the relation between acculturation and emotional and behavioral problems in Moroccan immigrant adolescents. b. Gain insight into the association between parenting and emotional and behavioral problems in Moroccan immigrant children and adolescents. c. Determine other factors associated with emotional and behavioral problems in Moroccan immigrant adolescents. Children, aged 4 through 18 with at least one parent born in Morocco, were randomly selected from municipal registers of two major cities in the Netherlands, The Hague and Rotterdam. Eight hundred nineteen parents (response rate 73%); 387 adolescents aged 11 through 18 (response rate 91%); and 541 teachers (response rate 83%) participated in the study. Parents and adolescents were interviewed and teachers were sent a questionnaire.
|Keywords||Marokkanen, Nederland, gedragsstoornissen, jongeren|
|Promotor||Verhulst, F.C. (Frank)|
|Sponsor||Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO) , Verhulst, Prof. Dr. F.C. (promotor) , Vollebergh, Prof. Dr. W.A.M. (promotor)|
Stevens, G.W.J.M.. (2004, November 17). Mental health in Moroccan youth in the Netherlands. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/7352