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Vijver, Fons J. R. van de, Radosveta Dimitrova, Michael Bender and Athanasios Chasiotis. 2014. Turks in Bulgaria and the Netherlands: A comparative study of their acculturation orientations and outcomes. International Journal of Intercultural Relations 40 : 76–86.
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This study shows that the more stigmatized long-term immigrant Turkish ethnic minority group in Bulgaria concentrates more on the mainstream culture than the less reviled shorter-term immigrant Turkish-Dutch group, in opposition to prognoses. Present acculturation models need to watch local issues like the immigrant group's history, more systematically. A multigroup path model in which mainstream culture adoption is similarly linked to life content for both groups appears a good fit.