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Migración y desarrollo

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OJEDA GARCIA, Angélica; CUENCA VAZQUEZ, José  and  ESPINOSA GARDUNO, Dyana Ivette. Comunicación y afrontamiento como estrategias individuales que buscan facilitar la adaptación social en población migrante. Migr. desarro [online]. 2008, n.11, pp.79-95. ISSN 1870-7599.

Migration is a psycho-socio-cultural phenomenon that impacts different aspects of an individual's life. Migrants and their families must face a variety of changes and stressors while attempting to reach an optimal level of social adaptation. This necessitates the development of certain cognitive and instrumental skills. This article examines the different styles of coping used my migrants and the ways in which they establish, foster, and strengthen social support networks by using communication as a tool. Our sample comprised 178 Mexican immigrants in the United States. At the same time, the data suggests that there are some indicators that favor the preservation, fostering and multiplication of social support networks, as these can serve as resources that help them reach an optimal level of social adaptation.

Keywords : Adjustment; Migration; Communication; Confrontation; Support.

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