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Type: Thesis
Title: Adaptation of Arab immigrants to Australia: psychological, social, cultural and educational aspects.
Author: Maadad, Nina
Issue Date: 2007
School/Discipline: School of Education
Abstract: This study examines the psychological problems that were overcome, and the social and cultural adaptations which were made, by Arab immigrants in the process of settling in Australia. The research was based on a group of forty participants, sixteen of whom migrated to Australia between 1973 and 2004. The other twenty-four were all of Arab descent and born in Australia. The methodology for undertaking this research utilized humanistic sociology principles for the collecting and analysis of qualitative data. The major finding of this portfolio of stodies is that the Arab immigrant families did adjust to the new country wholeheartedly, even in the first generation, partly by maintaining the core values of their Arab home culture.
Dissertation Note: Thesis (D.Ed.) -- University of Adelaide, School of Education, 2007
Keywords: immigrants Australia; immigrants Australia case studies; immigrants Australia social life and customs; Arabs Australia; Arabs foreign countries
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