Date of Award
University or Center
Clark Atlanta University(CAU)
School of Social Work
Social Work and Public Health
Dr. Gerry L. White
This study explored the effects of biculturalism and acculturation on adjustment in Nigerian-American women. The Statistical Package for the Social Sciences was utilized to analyze data gathered through a self-administered electronic survey and a subsequent voluntary focus group discussion. An analysis of thirty first-generation and first-generation Transplant Nigerian-American women, 63.3 percent identified as Nigerian-American, suggesting that Nigerian-American women are more likely to adopt a bicultural ethnic identity. An analysis of the focus group discussion also indicated that Nigerian-American women are more likely to adopt the value system of their Nigerian culture and endure certain acculturative experiences that may be unique to the population. The findings of this study offer insight into the multidimensionality of biculturalism and have implications for the significance of cultural sensitivity in the provision of services by social workers.
Nwokah, Chinyere C., "A study of the effects of biculturalism and acculturation on
adjustment in Nigerian-American women" (2012). ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library. 416.