School adaptation of Greek children after remigration : age differences in multiple domains

  • The aim of the study is to explore the patterns of adjustment of Greek remigrant children (coming from the former Federal Republic of Germany) as compared to their peers in the Greek public schools. Teacher, peer, and self-ratings were used and achievement data were obtained. The sample consisted of two age groups, elementary and secondary school students of public schools in Greece. The remigrant students were divided into two groups ("early return" and "late return") based on the year of return to Greece, and the control group consisted of all the classmates of the students. Return students were found to experience problems mainly in school performance. Contrary to the authors' hypotheses, remigrant students do not seem to experience any severe interpersonal or intrapersonal problems as compared to their local peers, indicating a rather smooth psychosocial adjustment. The authors' findings underscore the importance of the right time for remigration.

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Author details:Chryse Hatzichristou, Diether Hopf
Publication series (Volume number):Zweitveröffentlichungen der Universität Potsdam : Humanwissenschaftliche Reihe (paper 116)
Publication type:Postprint
Publication year:1995
Publishing institution:Universität Potsdam
Release date:2009/10/27
Source:Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 26 (1995) 5, p. 505-522, ISSN 0022-0221, DOI 10.1177/0022022195265004
Organizational units:Humanwissenschaftliche Fakultät / Strukturbereich Bildungswissenschaften / Department Erziehungswissenschaft
DDC classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 37 Bildung und Erziehung / 370 Bildung und Erziehung
Institution name at the time of the publication:Humanwissenschaftliche Fakultät / Institut für Erziehungswissenschaft
License (German):License LogoKeine öffentliche Lizenz: Unter Urheberrechtsschutz
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Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. - 26 (1995) Issue 5, p. 505-522
ISSN 0022-0221
DOI 10.1177/0022022195265004
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