Thesis

Exploration of four social psychological factors affecting the self-esteem level of the Slavic immigrants in the Sacramento region

This study explores the self-esteem among Slavic immigrants in the Greater Sacramento area. It examines the influences of ethnic identity, living arrangements, English fluency, and employment status on his/her self-esteem level. Self-esteem is affected by various internal and external processes and factors. This quantitative study analyzed general information about Slavic immigrants, and identified challenges in a host country and their self-esteem level from late 1980’s to present. A 30-question survey was given to 94 participants, and four research hypotheses were tested regarding potential factors that influence a person’s self-esteem. The variation in Slavs self-esteem levels was mediated by four social psychological factors informed by Social Identity Theory.

Thesis (M.A., Sociology)--California State University, Sacramento, 2015.

This study explores the self-esteem among Slavic immigrants in the Greater Sacramento area. It examines the influences of ethnic identity, living arrangements, English fluency, and employment status on his/her self-esteem level. Self-esteem is affected by various internal and external processes and factors. This quantitative study analyzed general information about Slavic immigrants, and identified challenges in a host country and their self-esteem level from late 1980’s to present. A 30-question survey was given to 94 participants, and four research hypotheses were tested regarding potential factors that influence a person’s self-esteem. The variation in Slavs self-esteem levels was mediated by four social psychological factors informed by Social Identity Theory.

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