Acculturation and Wellbeing. the Case of the Descendants of Immigrants in Catalonia (Spain)
Focused on Catalonia, a bilingual territory in Spain, and on the case of the descendants of migrants who are in the final stage of compulsory secondary education (14-16 years of age), the objective of this communication is to analyze the influence on the construction of these profiles of two processes related to symbolic violence: experienced discrimination and perceived prejudice.
Methodologically, a questionnaire has been applied to a total of 572 Catalan schoolchildren.
The main results confirm that higher experiences of discrimination and perceived prejudice play a determining role in the construction of the profiles of acculturation. Additionally, the different groups according to their origin are discriminated against and prejudiced to a different degree.
The conclusions point to the importance of promoting policies and initiatives to avoid current and future conflicts.