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Swedish women’s perceptions of their daily life in a foreign country
Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS).
2004 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesis
Abstract [en]
Migration is becoming a normal way of life in many parts of the world, but living in a new country for a shorter or longer period of time is a major change, both practically and emotionally. The aim of this study was to describe how Swedish women perceive their daily life in a foreign country. Eleven Swedish women were strategically chosen for interview and the data were analysed using a phenomenographic approach. Three descriptive categories emerged, which describe how everyday life in a foreign country is challenging and uncomplicated but has certain limitations. The women perceived lack of support as well as language and cultural barriers as restrictive. Daily life in a foreign country is challenging due to the fact that it forces the women to become proactive as well as stimulating personal development. Finally, the women perceived their life in a foreign country as uncomplicated because it freed them from obligations and promoted a spontaneous lifestyle. It is important that the knowledge gained from this study be spread among nurses, as they meet migrant women in various situations and can do a great deal to help people who have moved or intend to move abroad. Building a social support network and facilitating contact between people in the same life situation is one of the most important tasks in nursing. This study can also help to improve the understanding of immigrant women in Sweden. The research about migrating western women is sparse and continued research in this area is of great importance.
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2004.
Keywords [en]
foreign, migration, perception, phenomenography, transition, women
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-12637Local ID: U11702OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-12637DiVA, id: diva2:367793
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Medicine
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Denna uppsats kan beställas från arkivet / This paper can be ordered from the archive. Kontakta / Contact: arkivet@hh.seAvailable from: 2010-11-09 Created: 2010-11-09Bibliographically approved

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