Well-Being of Turkish and Moroccan Youth in the Netherlands: Parental Control, Parental Solicitation, and Acculturation to the Dutch Culture

Nil Horoz*, Anja C. Huizink, Monique J. Delforterie, Hanneke E. Creemers

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This study examined whether parental control, parental solicitation, and acculturation to the Dutch culture were related to the well-being of Dutch adolescents with Turkish and Moroccan backgrounds. Additionally, moderation by gender and ethnic background was tested. Cross-sectional data from 76 adolescents were used (Mage = 16.7 years, female = 50%, Turkish background = 35.5%). Hierarchical regression analyses showed that parental solicitation was positively associated with well-being, whereas parental control and acculturation were not associated with well-being. Associations were similar between genders and ethnic backgrounds. Positive links between parental solicitation and well-being should not be overlooked, as well-being is critical for positive youth development, integration, and social cohesion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)144-148
Number of pages5
JournalZeitschrift fur Psychologie = Journal of Psychology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019


  • acculturation
  • immigrant youth
  • parental control
  • parental solicitation
  • well-being

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