Swaich, Anmol

Project title: How young adults with immigrant backgrounds navigate cultural differences in gender roles

Department: Psychology

Faculty supervisor: Dr. Catherine Costigan

"Gender role expectations can have a strong impact on identity, especially when they do not align with one's personal values or beliefs. Individuals with immigrant backgrounds are often raised with two different models of gender roles, which they must reconcile or choose between. At times, these decisions can be in conflict with familial or social expectations. I plan to collect data from young adults with immigrant backgrounds to understand what factors influence their decisions, the process through which they make these decisions and the way in which these choices relate to their wellbeing. This research will further our understanding of the impact of gender expectations on wellbeing, in an increasingly diverse society."