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dc.contributor.authorKim, Hen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorHocking, C
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-28T21:55:29Z
dc.date.available2016-11-28T21:55:29Z
dc.date.copyright2016-11-17en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationAotearoa New Zealand Social Work. 28(3), 57–66.
dc.identifier.issn1178-5527en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/10230
dc.description.abstractINTRODUCTION: The quality of Asian immigrants’ lives is significant to the harmony of New Zealand society where, at the 2013 Census, 11.8% of its residents identified as Asian. However, settlement can be stressful for new Asian immigrants because moving to a country with a different culture can disrupt most of their familiar routines, and it is strongly associated with marginalisation and isolation from society. Recognising these challenges, social workers have positioned themselves at the forefront of efforts to improve Asian immigrants’ quality of life. METHOD: An occupational perspective is applied to underpin an examination of Asian immigrants’ participation in Aotearoa New Zealand society. Occupational science is a basic social science grounded in the notion that people engage in occupations for their existence and that the drive to be occupied has evolutionary, psychological, social, and symbolic roots. CONCLUSIONS: This article suggests an occupational perspective as a new analytic framework which has the potential to give social workers clearer insight into the realities which Asian immigrants encounter; consequently, increasing their ability to support Asian immigrants’ full participation into a new society.en_NZ
dc.publisherAotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW)
dc.rightsAotearoa New Zealand Social Work is an international, open access, peer-reviewed journal that provides a platform for research, analysis and scholarly debate on social work theory, policy and practice. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
dc.subjectAsian immigrants; Occupation; Occupational perspective; Settlement
dc.titleAttending to Immigrants' Everyday Activities: A New Perspective on Ensuring Asian Immigrants' Quality of Lifeen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccessen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.11157/anzswj-vol28iss3id248
aut.relation.endpage66
aut.relation.issue3en_NZ
aut.relation.pages10
aut.relation.startpage57
aut.relation.volume28en_NZ
pubs.elements-id215182
aut.relation.journalsocial work reviewen_NZ


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