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Terapia psicológica

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CAQUEO-URIZAR, Alejandra et al. Perceived discrimination in migrant schoolchildren in Northern Chile. Ter Psicol [online]. 2019, vol.37, n.2, pp.97-103. ISSN 0718-4808.

Migration in Chile has transcended enormously, with education being one of the main focuses of attention in the face of transformation. The aim of this study is to describe the perceived discrimination by migrant school students from the city of Arica in the North of Chile, also analyzing the relationship between the latter and acculturation stress. 678 schoolchildren of both sexes participated between the Fourth grade to senior year at High School, with ages between 8 and 19. The Everyday Discrimination Scale (eds) and the Acculturation Stress Source Scale (feac) were used. Significant differences were found in perceived discrimination between migrant and non-migrant schoolchildren with a higher score among migrants at all ages.

There is also a significant relationship between perceived discrimination and acculturation stress. The results and their implications are discussed, for the improvement of public policies in the school environment.

Keywords : Perceived discrimination; acculturation stress; schoolchildren; migrants; Northern Chile.

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