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Acculturation Experiences among Ethiopian Diaspora in USA: The Case of Las Vegas, Nevada

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dc.contributor.advisor Tefera, Belay (PhD)
dc.contributor.author woldeamanuel, Seble
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-09T06:43:14Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-09T06:43:14Z
dc.date.issued 2014-06
dc.identifier.uri http://localhost:80/xmlui/handle/123456789/11354
dc.description.abstract The objective of this study was to assess the acculturation experiences of the Ethiopian diaspora who live in Las Vegas. The researcher used availability sampling technique to select 118 participants of the study. Both quantitative and qualitative data collection methods were employed to answer the basic research questions. The questionnaire included questions about participant’s demographic background, acculturation strategy scale, self-evaluated language proficiency scale, stress scale and coping scale. Moreover, interviews were held with some Ethiopian immigrants based on an interview guide aiming at exploring the acculturation experiences of the Ethiopian diaspora in the city of Las Vegas. Descriptive statistics, one sample t-test, independent t test, correlation and analysis of variance (ANOVA) were employed to analyse the quantified data. The qualitative data obtained from the semi-structuredinterview were analysed qualitatively by assembling the responses of informants. The major findings of the study indicated that Ethiopian immigrants in Las Vegas are well integrated to the American culture, have high level of language proficiency, are not vulnerable to acculturative stress and use positive coping mechanisms to deal with their stress and difficulties related with their migration experiences. Finally, the researcher recommended the Ethiopian immigrants in Las Vegas and the Ethiopian embassy in United States to strengthen the Ethiopian community. Key words: Acculturation experience, Ethiopian diaspora, acculturation strategy preference, language proficiency, acculturative stress, coping, migration en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Addis Ababa University en_US
dc.subject Acculturation Experience en_US
dc.subject Ethiopian Diaspora en_US
dc.subject Acculturation Strategy Preference en_US
dc.subject Language Proficiency en_US
dc.subject Acculturative Stress en_US
dc.subject Coping en_US
dc.subject Migration en_US
dc.title Acculturation Experiences among Ethiopian Diaspora in USA: The Case of Las Vegas, Nevada en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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