A cross-cultural examination of barriers to social inclusion for children : a qualitative study using child-centred methods

Davis, Elise, Davies, Belinda, Cook, Kay, Waters, Elizabeth, Gibbs, Lisa and Priest, Naomi 2008, A cross-cultural examination of barriers to social inclusion for children : a qualitative study using child-centred methods, International journal of mental health promotion, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 42-52.

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Title A cross-cultural examination of barriers to social inclusion for children : a qualitative study using child-centred methods
Author(s) Davis, Elise
Davies, Belinda
Cook, Kay
Waters, Elizabeth
Gibbs, Lisa
Priest, Naomi
Journal name International journal of mental health promotion
Volume number 10
Issue number 1
Start page 42
End page 52
Total pages 11
Publisher Clifford Beers Foundation
Place of publication Brighton, England
Publication date 2008-02
ISSN 1462-3730
2049-8543
Keyword(s) social exclusion
social inclusion
mental health and culture
Summary Social exclusion is a risk factor for mental health problems. This study aims to identify the factors that contribute to social exclusion for children from several cultural backgrounds, living in low-socioeconomic status (SES) areas. Children from English, Chinese and Arabic speaking backgrounds participated in semi-structured interviews. They were asked questions around three prominent themes of social exclusion: exclusion from school, social activities and social networks. Children from English and Chinese speaking backgrounds experienced exclusion at school, from social activities or in social networks. The major barriers to social inclusion, which differed across cultural groups, included bullying, time constraints, economic resources and parental permission. Although money is a barrier to social inclusion, there are several other barriers that need to be considered, such as bullying, time and parental permission, and they may differ by culture. Mental health promotion programmes in schools and communities need to address these barriers in a culturally appropriate manner.
Language eng
Field of Research 169999 Studies in Human Society not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920206 Health Inequalities
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2008
Copyright notice ©2008, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30017779

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Health and Social Development
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