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Från arbetskraftsinvandrare till svenska pensionärer

Gajic, Maja LU (2014) SOPA63 20141
School of Social Work
Abstract
settled in Sweden during 1960s cope with aging and how they see their future. Data for this
study was obtained from in-depth, semi-structured interviews with six retired people that had
emigrated from former Yugoslavia in their young age and spent their working life in Sweden.
Data was analyzed by using following theories and perspectives on coping: psychoanalytic
perspective, cognitive/transactional perspective, anticipatory coping and influence of
reference groups on coping. Results suggest that there is connection between some coping
strategies that immigrants used to cope with stress when they had arrived to Sweden and
coping strategies that they use after retirement and in they older age. This connection
becomes clearer for... (More)
settled in Sweden during 1960s cope with aging and how they see their future. Data for this
study was obtained from in-depth, semi-structured interviews with six retired people that had
emigrated from former Yugoslavia in their young age and spent their working life in Sweden.
Data was analyzed by using following theories and perspectives on coping: psychoanalytic
perspective, cognitive/transactional perspective, anticipatory coping and influence of
reference groups on coping. Results suggest that there is connection between some coping
strategies that immigrants used to cope with stress when they had arrived to Sweden and
coping strategies that they use after retirement and in they older age. This connection
becomes clearer for coping strategies with positive outcome. Older immigrants interviewed
for this study do not identify themselves as Swedes but does not want to be compared with
other immigrants either. The most common coping strategy they use is comparing themselves
with other immigrants that did not succeed in integrating into Swedish society after
immigration. This study also shows that it is important to create a more nuanced perspective
on older immigrants. (Less)
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author
Gajic, Maja LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
En kvalitativ studie om copingstrategier hos äldre arbetskraftsinvandrare från forna Jugoslavien
course
SOPA63 20141
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
older immigrants, retired, coping strategies, old age, reference groups
language
Swedish
id
4465595
date added to LUP
2014-06-13 15:27:42
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2014-06-13 15:27:42
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  abstract     = {settled in Sweden during 1960s cope with aging and how they see their future. Data for this
study was obtained from in-depth, semi-structured interviews with six retired people that had
emigrated from former Yugoslavia in their young age and spent their working life in Sweden.
Data was analyzed by using following theories and perspectives on coping: psychoanalytic
perspective, cognitive/transactional perspective, anticipatory coping and influence of
reference groups on coping. Results suggest that there is connection between some coping
strategies that immigrants used to cope with stress when they had arrived to Sweden and
coping strategies that they use after retirement and in they older age. This connection
becomes clearer for coping strategies with positive outcome. Older immigrants interviewed
for this study do not identify themselves as Swedes but does not want to be compared with
other immigrants either. The most common coping strategy they use is comparing themselves
with other immigrants that did not succeed in integrating into Swedish society after
immigration. This study also shows that it is important to create a more nuanced perspective
on older immigrants.},
  author       = {Gajic, Maja},
  keyword      = {older immigrants,retired,coping strategies,old age,reference groups},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Från arbetskraftsinvandrare till svenska pensionärer},
  year         = {2014},
}