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En fenomenologisk studie av kvinnor som migrerat till Sverige från Mellanöstern

Botani, Avin and Wahlfrid, Camilla (2008)
Department of Psychology
Abstract
The aim of this study was to investigate the individual meaning of experiences of migration and day-to day life experiences before and after migration, of women that had migrated from the Middle-east area to Sweden. This was to be done with a psychological health perspective looking for stressors and salutogenic factors. A phenomenological approach was used. Eleven women where interviewed with three open questions on a trajectory theme. The analysis was supported by software Sphinx Lexica and software MCA-Minerva. The result indicated that the women had experiences of identity threats through stressors such as many simultaneous large changes, not knowing the language, breaking up of social networks, interruptions of work projects,... (More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the individual meaning of experiences of migration and day-to day life experiences before and after migration, of women that had migrated from the Middle-east area to Sweden. This was to be done with a psychological health perspective looking for stressors and salutogenic factors. A phenomenological approach was used. Eleven women where interviewed with three open questions on a trajectory theme. The analysis was supported by software Sphinx Lexica and software MCA-Minerva. The result indicated that the women had experiences of identity threats through stressors such as many simultaneous large changes, not knowing the language, breaking up of social networks, interruptions of work projects, conflicts between inner values and pressure for change from society, feelings of alienation and experiences of prejudice. Many of the women also suffered from stressors from traumatic pre-migration experiences. Important salutogenic factors was family, access to work, to be able to establish a new social network, to have a strong self-esteem from childhood and to have coping strategies like goal setting and placing the responsibility for life changes on one self. It was also concluded that different stressors interacted with each other and also with salutogenic factors and individual coping strategies. (Less)
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author
Botani, Avin and Wahlfrid, Camilla
supervisor
organization
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H3 - Professional qualifications (4 Years - )
subject
keywords
flyktingars hälsa, kvinnors hälsa, kultur, Trajectory, migration, Mellanöstern, flyktingar, Psychology, Psykologi
language
Swedish
id
1318280
date added to LUP
2008-06-17
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2009-11-17 12:57:55
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study was to investigate the individual meaning of experiences of migration and day-to day life experiences before and after migration, of women that had migrated from the Middle-east area to Sweden. This was to be done with a psychological health perspective looking for stressors and salutogenic factors. A phenomenological approach was used. Eleven women where interviewed with three open questions on a trajectory theme. The analysis was supported by software Sphinx Lexica and software MCA-Minerva. The result indicated that the women had experiences of identity threats through stressors such as many simultaneous large changes, not knowing the language, breaking up of social networks, interruptions of work projects, conflicts between inner values and pressure for change from society, feelings of alienation and experiences of prejudice. Many of the women also suffered from stressors from traumatic pre-migration experiences. Important salutogenic factors was family, access to work, to be able to establish a new social network, to have a strong self-esteem from childhood and to have coping strategies like goal setting and placing the responsibility for life changes on one self. It was also concluded that different stressors interacted with each other and also with salutogenic factors and individual coping strategies.},
  author       = {Botani, Avin and Wahlfrid, Camilla},
  keyword      = {flyktingars hälsa,kvinnors hälsa,kultur,Trajectory,migration,Mellanöstern,flyktingar,Psychology,Psykologi},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {En fenomenologisk studie av kvinnor som migrerat till Sverige från Mellanöstern},
  year         = {2008},
}