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"Loneliness is killing me" : life stories and resilience of Canadian immigrant women

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dc.contributor.advisor Gregory, David
dc.contributor.author Rashid, Ruksana
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Health Sciences
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-11T22:11:06Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-11T22:11:06Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/3067
dc.description xiii, 262 leaves ; 29 cm en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to explore the experiences and life-stories of recent Canadian immigrant women and their resilience in every day life. A qualitative methodology involving repeated in-depth person-centered interviewing (two to three interviews for each participant) focused on a holistic and in-depth understanding of resilience. Five immigrant women volunteered to participate in the study. Snowball sampling and ‘word of mouth’ were used to recruit participants. Narrative analysis (first level) and thematic analysis (second level) were used to explore. In addition to the life stories, three major themes emerged from the data: Life before Canada; A Journey of Compound Stressors; and Resilience in Everyday Life. Loneliness surfaced as a dominant stressor among the participants as a consequence of immigration. The absence of friendships within the context of immigration was a new finding emerging from this study. Findings further our understanding of recent Canadian immigrant women’s life experiences and concomitantly their resilience. Suggestions for future research are addressed in this study. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Health Sciences, 2011 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Health Sciences) en_US
dc.subject Women immigrants -- Canada en_US
dc.subject Women immigrants -- Canada -- Interviews en_US
dc.subject Resilience (Personality trait) -- Case studies en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title "Loneliness is killing me" : life stories and resilience of Canadian immigrant women en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Health Sciences en_US

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