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Att invandra sent i livet : En studie om copingstrategier hos sent-i-livet invandrare från Bosnien-Hercegovina

Mujakovic, Lejla LU (2019) SOPA63 20191
School of Social Work
Abstract
The aim of this study was to examine how seniors with Bosnian & Hercegovinan ethnicity handled the challenges that occurred in their migration to Sweden after the Bosnian war. It also focuses on the analysis of coping strategies that have been seen as important to this group, and also show how their age affected this process, provided by their respective context and circumstances. Six interviews that were held shows a pattern that determined the following results. To begin, the strategies that applied were emotional and problem based coping mechanisms. Emotion-based coping implies surrounding themselves with family and activities that offer a spirit and sense of mindfulness. Problem based coping was the next one, which meant learning the... (More)
The aim of this study was to examine how seniors with Bosnian & Hercegovinan ethnicity handled the challenges that occurred in their migration to Sweden after the Bosnian war. It also focuses on the analysis of coping strategies that have been seen as important to this group, and also show how their age affected this process, provided by their respective context and circumstances. Six interviews that were held shows a pattern that determined the following results. To begin, the strategies that applied were emotional and problem based coping mechanisms. Emotion-based coping implies surrounding themselves with family and activities that offer a spirit and sense of mindfulness. Problem based coping was the next one, which meant learning the Swedish language, joining the labour and job market, avoiding a negative attitude and as a result, being actively positive. Age, on the other hand, became an obstacle or a relief. For those who wanted to integrate themselves into the Swedish community, it was an obstacle. On the other hand, for those who wanted to retreat and assimilate into their own ethnic group, it was a relief. (Less)
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Mujakovic, Lejla LU
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SOPA63 20191
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
emotionbased coping, problembased coping, age, seniors, immigrants
language
Swedish
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8979538
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2019-09-04 17:28:41
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study was to examine how seniors with Bosnian & Hercegovinan ethnicity handled the challenges that occurred in their migration to Sweden after the Bosnian war. It also focuses on the analysis of coping strategies that have been seen as important to this group, and also show how their age affected this process, provided by their respective context and circumstances. Six interviews that were held shows a pattern that determined the following results. To begin, the strategies that applied were emotional and problem based coping mechanisms. Emotion-based coping implies surrounding themselves with family and activities that offer a spirit and sense of mindfulness. Problem based coping was the next one, which meant learning the Swedish language, joining the labour and job market, avoiding a negative attitude and as a result, being actively positive. Age, on the other hand, became an obstacle or a relief. For those who wanted to integrate themselves into the Swedish community, it was an obstacle. On the other hand, for those who wanted to retreat and assimilate into their own ethnic group, it was a relief.},
  author       = {Mujakovic, Lejla},
  keyword      = {emotionbased coping,problembased coping,age,seniors,immigrants},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Att invandra sent i livet : En studie om copingstrategier hos sent-i-livet invandrare från Bosnien-Hercegovina},
  year         = {2019},
}