Adjustment after Migration: A longitudinal study of the by J. Ex (auth.)

By J. Ex (auth.)

People will not be so firmly rooted as they was. The larger frequency, at the least within the Western global, with which individuals movement apartment should be noticeable from the information. Many migrate voluntarily, or lower than compulsion, to accumulate new existences in different elements of the rustic or in different components of the realm. the issues which face those who find themselves obliged to settle in other places became concerns of nationwide and foreign political value. of contemporary years they've got additionally turn into the themes of sociological and socio-psychological study. The mental examine of which this booklet supplies an account came about between households who a few years in the past emigrated from what was once then referred to as the Dutch East Indies to the Netherlands. Dutch is the language spoken from their adolescence. Born and bred in one other a part of the realm they embarked in teams to the Nether­ lands, which that they had by no means visible earlier than, whilst the rustic they lived in turned self sufficient. doubtless they'd a bright photograph of the Netherlands. It used to be the mum state; that they had heard greatly approximately it throughout the easy schooling they'd bought. They have been conversant in it via images and during the touch, notwithstanding superficial, with representatives of the ruling kingdom. the army provider which had performed such a massive half within the lives of the male adults had made them believe sure up with the rustic of the home of Orange.

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Jk ::9 I'! I'! .. :J • • &! " • 11 co a -; • f! - be 1"11 A ... • • ! ~ I (fI + + N + + o ~ I 0 46 EVALUATION OF THE NEW WAY OF LIFE conviction that he was regarded by the West European, and especially by the Dutch, as an inferior kind of human being. Although the Dutchman's behaviour and conduct in the Netherlands seemed to underline this idea of inferiority less saliently than in Indonesia, the notion itself was still held. The fact that the idea of inferiority was less sharply accentuated in the Netherlands than had been the case out there, is a factor that has most probably influenced the favourable appreciation of the autochthonous people's behaviour in the new milieu.

What's to become of the children? Especially if you read what it says in the papers"! ''I'm worried about my daughter's companionship with other people - because you do read such nasty stories in the paper. I just hope we can prepare her for life"! "Y ou hear such a lot here about children who are enticed away by someone. Our middle child especially is easily coaxed with sweets. " "We worry about how to bring up the children here. They fall into bad ways so quickly; they loose respect for their elders so soon.

The fact that these refugees are handicapped by the idea of being inferior with respect to the autochthon, also becomes apparent from measurable data we were able to collect. For these, the interviewed person was asked to indicate on the interval scale how favourable or unfavourable his opinions were about 'people here' and how he thought he was regarded by the 'people here' The results of these quantitative evaluations for each of the four phases of the investigation are illustrated in diagram 8.

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