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dc.contributor.advisorCroucher, Stephen
dc.contributor.authorHuang, Judy
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-04T07:41:22Z
dc.date.available2015-08-04T07:41:22Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.otheroai:jykdok.linneanet.fi:1491812
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/46562
dc.description.abstractWith a steady growth of immigration in Finland, the current number of immigrants has reached nearly 6% of the total population. These immigrants have crossed cultural boundaries for a new home and better life in Finland, but often face the compound challenges of navigating a new culture while striving to function efficiently in an unfamiliar environment. Thus, the aim of this study is to investigate new immigrants’ acculturation in Finland. Previous studies have been focused on either refugees or returnees, so this study aims to produce an inclusive investigation of acculturation of on both forced and voluntary immigrants, as well as returnees who have engaged in the official integration plan in Finland. A total of eleven new immigrants were interviewed face-to face. The interview questions explored the general status of the immigrants prior to migration, their adjustment and adaptation in the host society, acculturative stress, the preference of acculturation strategy, and transformation reported through their individual experience and interaction with the host population during the initial phase of the migration process. The results of this study identified the acculturative stressors as Finnish language deficiency, employment, and dealing with the medical system. Discrimination was not considered as a significant issue. The preferred acculturation strategy was integration strategy among the participants. In the associated matter of the individual’s cultural identity, the original background and nationality were the most important factor. The individuals’ transformations of cultural schemas were modified depending on the cultural context, individual background, and societal characteristics.en
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsJulkaisu on tekijänoikeussäännösten alainen. Teosta voi lukea ja tulostaa henkilökohtaista käyttöä varten. Käyttö kaupallisiin tarkoituksiin on kielletty.fi
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dc.subject.otherAcculturation
dc.subject.otherAcculturation strategy
dc.subject.otherAcculturative stress
dc.subject.otherCultural schemas
dc.subject.otherNew Immigrants
dc.subject.otherFinland
dc.titleMoving on the trajectory : a qualitative study of new immigrants' acculturation in Finland
dc.title.alternativeQualitative study of new immigrants' acculturation in Finland
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201508042608
dc.type.ontasotPro gradufi
dc.type.ontasotMaster's thesisen
dc.contributor.tiedekuntaHumanistinen tiedekuntafi
dc.contributor.tiedekuntaFaculty of Humanitiesen
dc.contributor.laitosViestintätieteiden laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Communicationen
dc.contributor.yliopistoUniversity of Jyväskyläen
dc.contributor.yliopistoJyväskylän yliopistofi
dc.contributor.oppiainekulttuurienvälinen viestintäfi
dc.contributor.oppiaineMaster's Degree Programme in Intercultural Communicationen
dc.date.updated2015-08-04T07:41:22Z
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccessfi
dc.contributor.oppiainekoodi3134
dc.subject.ysomaahanmuuttajat
dc.subject.ysoakkulturaatio
dc.subject.ysoSuomi


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