Life Satisfaction and Psychological Distress of African Immigrants in Italy and Spain: the protective role of social support and sense of community

Cinzia Novara, Isabel Hombrados-Mendieta, Gianluigi Moscato, Alessia Rochira, Luis Gomez-Jacinto

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This article analyzes whether migrants’ distress factors are reduced, and life satisfaction increased by the sense of community and support from friendship or family networks, with age and length of residence serving as co-variables. Host country, gender, migration (economic/non-economic), employment (employed/unemployed) and legal status (regulated/unregulated) were all treated as moderating variables. We tested this theoretical model in two samples of African immigrants residing in Palermo (Italy) and Malaga (Spain), confirming the predictive capacity of the independentvariables. Interesting results emerged relating to the effects of length of residence, employment status and support from immigrant friends.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Numero di pagine19
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2021

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