Perceptions and Experiences of Social Integration among Adult Immigrants
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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.
Immigrants, Refugee, Social Integration
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-22561OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-22561DiVA: diva2:1033632
Subject / course
Bachelor of Science in Social Work - Specialization International Social Work
Aslan, Pinar, Doktorand
Rambaree, Komalsingh, PhD in Social Work & Social Policy