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Summa psicológica UST (En línea)

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OLIVEIRA, Diana Ramos De; PANKALLA, Andrzej  and  CABECINHAS, Rosa. Ethnic Identity as predictor for the well-being: An exploratory transcultural study in Brazil and Europe. Summa psicol. UST (En línea) [online]. 2012, vol.9, n.2, pp. 33-42. ISSN 0718-0446.

The aim of the present research was to examine the association between subjective well-being, ill-being with ethnic identity in different cultural groups of college students (Brazilian, Portuguese, and Polish). A questionnaire package was responding: Ethnic identity, Health, Depression and Happiness. Results show that Brazilians students are the group particularly where find relationships between ethnic identity and well-being. The European students (Portuguese and Polish) have showed an significant association between the positive attitude and its sense of ethnic belonging with better quality of life and less ill-being. These results are important because, confirm the basic idea of the strong social identity as an aspect of happiness and less distress; and discurs practical intervention directed toward ethnic identity.

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