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Connected and satisfied : the relationship between ethnic connectedness, life satisfaction and ethnic school composition among adolescents from nine ethnic groups

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For young people with a migration background it has never been easier to create and maintain a bond with their country of origin (further: feelings of ethnic connectedness). Previous research has already revealed the importance of such feelings of ethnic connectedness for (young) people’s subjective well-being. In this study we investigate whether the relationship between the presence and the degree of ethnic connectedness and life satisfaction is moderated by the ethnic school composition. We study this relationship by performing multilevel analyses on 2091 adolescents (aged 14–18 years old) from nine different ethnic groups. Our results shed light on the importance of the ethnic composition of the school in two ways. First, the proportion of adolescents from one’s own ethnic group at school is related to higher life satisfaction. Second, the relationship between life satisfaction and the presence of ethnic connectedness is moderated by the extent to which schools are ethnically diverse. More specifically, ethnically diverse schools have a positive influence on the life satisfaction of young people who feel connected to their ethnic group, whereas ethnic diversity at school is negatively related to life satisfaction among young people who do not feel connected to their ethnic group. In the conclusion we elaborate on the implications of our findings.
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Ethnic identity, Adolescence, School contex, Life satisfaction, Subjective well-being

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Mastari, Laora, et al. “Connected and Satisfied : The Relationship between Ethnic Connectedness, Life Satisfaction and Ethnic School Composition among Adolescents from Nine Ethnic Groups.” INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTERCULTURAL RELATIONS, vol. 80, 2021, pp. 250–61, doi:10.1016/j.ijintrel.2020.12.005.
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Mastari, L., Spruyt, B., Keppens, G., Van Droogenbroeck, F., Emery, L., & Siongers, J. (2021). Connected and satisfied : the relationship between ethnic connectedness, life satisfaction and ethnic school composition among adolescents from nine ethnic groups. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTERCULTURAL RELATIONS, 80, 250–261. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijintrel.2020.12.005
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Mastari, Laora, Bram Spruyt, Gil Keppens, Filip Van Droogenbroeck, Laura Emery, and Jessy Siongers. 2021. “Connected and Satisfied : The Relationship between Ethnic Connectedness, Life Satisfaction and Ethnic School Composition among Adolescents from Nine Ethnic Groups.” INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTERCULTURAL RELATIONS 80: 250–61. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijintrel.2020.12.005.
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Mastari, Laora, Bram Spruyt, Gil Keppens, Filip Van Droogenbroeck, Laura Emery, and Jessy Siongers. 2021. “Connected and Satisfied : The Relationship between Ethnic Connectedness, Life Satisfaction and Ethnic School Composition among Adolescents from Nine Ethnic Groups.” INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTERCULTURAL RELATIONS 80: 250–261. doi:10.1016/j.ijintrel.2020.12.005.
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Mastari L, Spruyt B, Keppens G, Van Droogenbroeck F, Emery L, Siongers J. Connected and satisfied : the relationship between ethnic connectedness, life satisfaction and ethnic school composition among adolescents from nine ethnic groups. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTERCULTURAL RELATIONS. 2021;80:250–61.
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L. Mastari, B. Spruyt, G. Keppens, F. Van Droogenbroeck, L. Emery, and J. Siongers, “Connected and satisfied : the relationship between ethnic connectedness, life satisfaction and ethnic school composition among adolescents from nine ethnic groups,” INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTERCULTURAL RELATIONS, vol. 80, pp. 250–261, 2021.
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  author       = {{Mastari, Laora and Spruyt, Bram and Keppens, Gil and Van Droogenbroeck, Filip and Emery, Laura and Siongers, Jessy}},
  issn         = {{0147-1767}},
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  keywords     = {{Ethnic identity,Adolescence,School contex,Life satisfaction,Subjective well-being}},
  language     = {{eng}},
  pages        = {{250--261}},
  title        = {{Connected and satisfied : the relationship between ethnic connectedness, life satisfaction and ethnic school composition among adolescents from nine ethnic groups}},
  url          = {{http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijintrel.2020.12.005}},
  volume       = {{80}},
  year         = {{2021}},
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