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Subject/Keyword
hope
settlement
immigrants
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Okoye, Lisa
Supervisor and department
Yohani, Sophie (Educational Psychology)
Examining committee member and department
Okeke-Ihejirika, Philomina (Women’s Studies)
Larsen, Denise (Educational Psychology)
Department
Department of Educational Psychology
Specialization

Date accepted
2010-01-07T18:46:23Z
Graduation date
2010-06
Degree
Master of Education
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
Skilled worker immigrants can encounter many challenges as they settle in Canada. For individuals facing adversity, hope often helps in facing and overcoming difficulties (Edey & Jevne, 2003). The purpose of this study was to explore how the hope of skilled worker immigrants changed during their settlement process. Basic qualitative research (Merriam, 2009) informed the study design. Based on thematic analysis of interviews with four skilled worker immigrants, four meta-themes, referred to as phases, emerged. The findings are represented by these four broad phases, the last phase of which has two alternatives: (1) Arriving with High Hopes and Expectations, (2) Experiences Challenge Hope, (3) Crossroads: Hope or Hopelessness, and (4A) Getting Stuck in Anger and Sadness or (4B) Choosing Hope and Finding Strength. All participants regained their hope, which appeared closely related to their successful settlement and functioning. The implications of this research for counselling and policy are discussed.
Language
English
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doi:10.7939/R3WW31
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