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Perceptions and Experiences of Social Integration among Adult Immigrants
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

A sense of social belonging is an important factor for integration. The different experiences that immigrants face towards social integration were of major interest to the authors. The authors conducted a qualitative study based on the experiences that immigrants went through as well as their perceptions of social integration. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with four immigrants, ranging between 31- 42 years of age. The themes found during the analytic process were: Swedish language, social networks and information, identifying yourself and culture. The most important findings were that social workers and other persons in authorities were important for establishing contacts with native-born, as they introduced them to activities that led to interaction with native Swedish. Social activities, in particular, seemed to play an important role in establishing contact with native-born and creating a social network. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 33 p.
Keyword [en]
Immigrants, Refugee, Social Integration
National Category
Social Work International Migration and Ethnic Relations
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-22561OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-22561DiVA: diva2:1033632
Subject / course
Social work
Educational program
Bachelor of Science in Social Work - Specialization International Social Work
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Available from: 2016-10-10 Created: 2016-10-07 Last updated: 2016-10-22Bibliographically approved

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