Adolescent children of missionaries can experience complications in their maturation. Various sociological and theological factors are considered in this research. The religious profile of missionary children, a tendency to undergo «cultural rootlessness,» a sense of sacrifice, a propensity to return to an overseas situation as adults, and the phenomenon of «cultural enclosure» are all issues under investigation with three distinct samples of one hundred and sixty-one children. The research stemming out of Michigan State University's Institute for International Studies in Education on «Third Culture Children» has been utilized; a review of related mission literature from 1936 to the present is offered.
Bern, Frankfurt/M., New York, Paris, 1989. 278 pp.
Contents: Review of Related Mission Literature from 1936 to Present - Summary of Research with Existing Gaps - Religious Profile
of Missionary Children - Theological Questions Raised - Cultural Rootlessness - The Cost of Missions - Various Aspects of
Cross-Cultural Adjustment - Recommendations for Future Research.