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2016, vol. 49, iss. 2, pp. 105-127
article language: English
document type: Original Paper
published on: 25/06/2016
doi: 10.2298/PSI1602105V
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The influence of perceived discrimination, sense of control, self-esteem and multiple discrepancies on the mental health and subjective well-being in Serbian immigrants in Canada
aUniversity of Belgrade, Faculty of Medicine
bUniversity of Novi Sad, Faculty of Philosophy



The study focuses on the mental health and subjective well-being (SWB) of Serbian immigrants of the first generation in Canada. We wanted to examine if perceived discrimination, sense of control, self-esteem and perceived multiple discrepancy affect their mental health and SWB. Our results indicate that self-esteem and sense of control have a positive effect on mental health and all aspects of the SWB, while the perceived discrimination and perceived multiple discrepancy negatively affect SWB and mental health. Self-esteem was the most salient predictor of mental health, while the perceived multiple discrepancy was the most salient predictor of life satisfaction of Serbian immigrants.


SWB; Mental Health; Perceived Discrimination; Sense of Control; Self-Esteem; Multiple Discrepancy


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