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  • http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.24925
  • Chinese Immigrants’ use of Human Services During the Transition to Parenthood
  • Svechnikova, Ksenia
  • English
  • Chinese
    immigrant
    parents
    mothers
    fathers
    infants
    pregnancy
    transition to parenthood
    health care
    human services
    service utilization
    experiences
    qualitative research
    Canada
  • Jan 5, 2012 10:34 AM
  • Thesis
  • English
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  • The purpose of this study was to explore Chinese immigrants’ experiences with human services during the transition to parenthood. The data were generated through three rounds of individual interviews with six Chinese immigrant couples. Latent content analysis was used to identify primary patterns in the types and prevalence of services used by participants, their reasons for using human services, and the quality of their experiences with the services. The findings indicate that participants commonly used (a wide range of) health care services, while social services were not commonly used. When participants sought help from human services, it was mostly for their infants’ health-related issues. Overall, participants’ experiences with human services were positive. Services seemed to meet participants’ needs, providers were perceived as pleasant to interact with and most were easy to access. Finally, a language barrier to services was not a common experience for participants.
  • Master's
  • Master of Science
  • Department of Human Ecology
  • Family Ecology and Practice
  • Spring 2012
  • Williamson, Deanna (Human Ecology)
  • Kaysi Kushner (Nursing)
    Maria Mayan (Extension)