The perceived mental health of Chinese migrants in the Netherlands.
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Most of the literature regarding Chinese migrants in the Netherlands are based on descriptive studies. This could be due to the perceived invisibility or little trouble of this migrant group by the Dutch majority. However, the perceived mental health of Chinese migrants is lower than that of the majority. Nevertheless, it still interesting how this group stands its ground in society by studying different acculturation indicators and perceived mental health. This exploratory quantitative study among Chinese migrants supports the existence of a significant positive relationship between language proficiency and their perceived mental health as well as quantity, and nature, of their social contacts. Mastering the Dutch language could contribute to participating in the society, having contact with others, and being embedded in heterogeneous social networks. The quantity of their social contacts even mediated the relationship between language proficiency and perceived mental health. The findings also showed that there were not any significant correlations regarding the second-generation Chinese migrants. So, further research could focus more on exploring more knowledge concerning this specific group.