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What are some possible psychological and/or behavioral differences between first-, second-, and third-generation immigrants? Why these differences?

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(1) What are some possible psychological and/or behavioral differences between first, second, and third-generation immigrants?

An immigrant has been portrayed as the the individual, who has a marginal status and often has many mental health problems. Studies show that an immigration status is associated with major stress due to specific circumstances or events [e.g., aftermath of war] Oppedal, Røysamb, Heyerdahl & Sonja (2005) found that first-generation girls and second-generation boys were particularly vulnerable to psychiatric problems. In their study, Montazer, Shirin; Wheaton, Blair (2011) presented findings that show that for children from less economically developed countires, a mental health advantage in the first generation evolves to a disadvantage in the 2.5 relative, to third or later generation children. According to Oppedal et al, in cross-cultural psychology, psychiatric problems related to ...

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This solution explores potential psychological and behavioral differences between first, second and third generation immigrants.