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Research on the situation of deaf-mute Children of Migrant Workers in Guiyang, China
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]

This report is the outcome of a Field Study project. The aim of the study was to findout how the floating deaf-mute children of migrant workers experience psychologicalproblems in Guiyang, China. Bronfenbrenner’s ecological system theory was used asa theoretical frame. Semi-structured interviews were carried out with 4 inner migrantcouples who have deaf-mute children receiving treatment in a Center for disabled inGuiyang. 12 professionals working with treating deaf-mute children are alsointerviewed as well as 5 deaf-mute children. In total together 21 informants areinterviewed. The result of this study shows that three main aspects influence thepsychological problems of floating deaf-mute children with migrant parents most:social welfare policy, family income conditions and the center of treatmentenvironment. This study explored the problems based on Brofenbreener’s ecologicalsystems approach, which for the author had a new perspective to research on thesituation of deaf-mute children of migrant workers in Guiyang, China.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 57 p.
Keyword [en]
Deaf-mute children, migrant workers, poverty, bullying, Bronfenbrenner's ecological system theory, working conditions
National Category
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-21331OAI: diva2:913354
Subject / course
Social work
Educational program
Social work – specialisation in international social work (in eng)
Available from: 2016-03-22 Created: 2016-03-21 Last updated: 2016-03-22Bibliographically approved

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