We examined how perceived acculturation expectations from parents and school, and ethnic discrimination predicted early adolescents’ heritage and mainstream acculturation orientations at home (private domain) and in school (public domain) one year later. We surveyed 263 early adolescents of immigrant background in Germany (Mage = 10.44 years, 60% female). Multigroup path analyses revealed that perceived acculturation expectations and ethnic discrimination were more strongly related to adolescents’ private than public acculturation orientations. Parental heritage expectations were the strongest predictor of adolescents’ acculturation orientations. Boys were more susceptible than girls to ethnic discrimination and acculturation expectations in school, which affected their private and public acculturation orientations. Results highlight the importance of integrating domain-specific and gendered experiences when analyzing adolescents’ acculturative development.

dx.doi.org/10.1111/jora.12547, hdl.handle.net/1765/124424
Journal of Research on Adolescence
Erasmus University Rotterdam

Vietze, J, Schachner, M. K, Juang, L. P, van de Vijver, F.J.R, & Noack, P. (Peter). (2020). Juggling Between Parental and School Expectations: The Development of Domain-Specific Acculturation Orientations in Early Adolescence. Journal of Research on Adolescence. doi:10.1111/jora.12547