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The Third Transitional Identity of Migrant Adolescents. The Case of Hotel House, an Italian Multi-Ethnic Skyscraper-Ghetto

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Department of Education, Cultural Heritage and Tourism, University of Macerata, 62100 Macerata, Italy
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Department of Philosophy, Communication and Performing Arts, University of Roma Tre, 00154 Roma, Italy
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Department of Political Science, Communication and International Relations, University of Macerata, 62100 Macerata, Italy
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Academic Editor: Gregor Wolbring
Received: 21 April 2021 / Revised: 20 May 2021 / Accepted: 21 May 2021 / Published: 25 May 2021
The adolescent’s identity achievement is a complex task, even more so if they are migrants living in a particular context of ethnic ghettoization. Hotel House is an enormous, isolated condominium situated on the outskirts of Porto Recanati, a small Italian town. It is a unique reality poorly studied from a social psychological perspective. The present paper aims to measure the perceived levels of self-concept clarity, self-determination, ethnic group identification, relationship with parents, depression and life satisfaction in a group of 91 adolescents (11–19 years; 30% females; 1.5 immigrant’s generation) living in this context. The analysis shows low levels of self-concept clarity and self-determination, especially in female adolescents, quite satisfactory relationships with their parents and medium levels of group identification and life satisfaction. The identification with their ethnic subgroups seems to provide a third transitional identity which works as a temporary link between native country values and host country values. The regression analysis shows significant associations: self-determination is negatively associated with depression and positively associated with the perception of life satisfaction; the father’s closeness is a negative predictor for depression and a positive predictor for life satisfaction; mother’s closeness is negatively associated with depression. View Full-Text
Keywords: identity; migrants; adolescence; parent attachment; depression; life satisfaction; gender; self-esteem; person–context interaction identity; migrants; adolescence; parent attachment; depression; life satisfaction; gender; self-esteem; person–context interaction
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Fermani, A.; Riccioni, I.; Vincze, L.; Cingolani, G.; Bongelli, R. The Third Transitional Identity of Migrant Adolescents. The Case of Hotel House, an Italian Multi-Ethnic Skyscraper-Ghetto. Societies 2021, 11, 51. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/soc11020051

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Fermani A, Riccioni I, Vincze L, Cingolani G, Bongelli R. The Third Transitional Identity of Migrant Adolescents. The Case of Hotel House, an Italian Multi-Ethnic Skyscraper-Ghetto. Societies. 2021; 11(2):51. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/soc11020051

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Fermani, Alessandra, Ilaria Riccioni, Laura Vincze, Giorgio Cingolani, and Ramona Bongelli. 2021. "The Third Transitional Identity of Migrant Adolescents. The Case of Hotel House, an Italian Multi-Ethnic Skyscraper-Ghetto" Societies 11, no. 2: 51. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/soc11020051

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