Theoretical models of acculturative stress predict the psychological impacts of adaptation to a new culture and the important role these impacts play in the development of migrants’ mental health. This development is shaped by both stressors and resilience factors within the context of the host country’s migration regime. Personality characteristics and family relations are two crucial factors in this development which have not been investigated from a longitudinal perspective to date.
The project Dynamics of Mental Health of Migrants - Analyzing dynamics of resilience and vulnerabilities using a synthesis of socio-structural and psychological approaches (DMHM) will fill this gap in the research on migrants’ mental health using representative longitudinal data from large-scale surveys conducted in four countries (Ntotal > 83,000; Nmigrants > 25,000). Our project has six innovative features: