The Relationship between Acculturation and Mental Health among Black Zimbabwean Immigrants in New Zealand A Cross Sectional Survey

Summary of the Thesis

The purpose of the thesis is to examine the relationship between acculturation and mental health status of Zimbabweans of Black origin who are settled in New Zealand. Acculturation was measured using the Vancouver Index of Acculturation questionnaire responses, and mental health status was measured using the whoqol questionnaires. XXX has written that acculturation is important for good mental health(Berry 2006).

Chapter 1: Introduction to the Problem and Research Questions

Introduction and Background


Migration, Acculturation and Health

Acculturation & Measurement

Acculturation refers to a dual process of psychological and cultural change, which affects individuals and groups as a result of continuous, first-hand contact between a minority culture and a dominant culture. It is perceived as a progressive adoption of a foreign culture in terms of values, ideas