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Title: The Role of Family and Faith as Resources within South Asian Muslim Newcomer Communities Settling in Canada
Authors: Hashimi, Linah Fatimah
Advisor: Moodley, Roy
Department: Adult Education and Counselling Psychology
Keywords: South Asian Muslim newcomers
Canada
Faith
Islam
Social support
Settlement
Newcomer
South Asian Muslim
Resources
Coping mechanisms
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2011
Abstract: This study examines the psychological and emotional experience of settling in Canada for South Asian Muslim newcomers and the coping systems they use to manage the challenges associated with moving to a new country. Ten South Asian Muslims were interviewed within the Greater Toronto Area. They were posed questions related to the hardships they encountered as they settled in Canada and how they managed those challenges. The data was analyzed using Grounded Theory. A model was developed to illustrate resources used by newcomers to help maintain their mental health and well-being. Upon settling in Canada, the participants experienced psychological stressors and therefore sought help from their Islamic faith, their families, and community services. The combined resources facilitated the immigrants’ resilience and allowed them to maintain a positive outlook towards their immigration experience.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/25653
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