The Multidimensional Nature of Young Immigrants’ Well-Being
| RIVISTA INTERNAZIONALE DI SCIENZE SOCIALI - 2016 - 1
On arrival in a new country, migrants usually face language and cultural barriers, discrimination, and other sources of unjust contextual conditions, which limit their opportunities for a successful experience. This scenario compromises levels of well-being in the migrants and accentuates a tendency towards social fragmentation in the places of settlement. Therefore, the present work aims to investigate which factors can support young immigrants’ well-being in our country focusing on a set of demographic, psychological, and relationship with the context variables. There were 408 young immigrants participating in the research, aged between 19 and 29 years old (M = 24.08, SD = 2.89). The results show that life satisfaction of the immigrant is thus given by individual factors but in close connection with others and with the community, in a process that mutually reinforces oneself and the other, oneself and the community.