The relationships between migration, social support and social integration on quality of Life

Foroughi, E., Misajon, R. and Cummins, Robert 2001, The relationships between migration, social support and social integration on quality of Life, Behaviour change, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 156-167, doi: 10.1375/bech.18.3.156.

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Title The relationships between migration, social support and social integration on quality of Life
Author(s) Foroughi, E.
Misajon, R.
Cummins, RobertORCID iD for Cummins, Robert
Journal name Behaviour change
Volume number 18
Issue number 3
Start page 156
End page 167
Publisher Australian Academic Press Pty Ltd
Place of publication Bowen Hills, Qld.
Publication date 2001-09
ISSN 0813-4839
Summary Past research indicates that humans have a remarkable ability to maintain normal levels of subjective wellbeing despite adverse objective circumstances. This suggests that such wellbeing may be held under homeostatic control. This paper investigates some of the potential factors
that may contribute to this homeostatic mechanism, in response to the major life event of migration. Three groups were examined: Persian immigrants to Australia (Persian- Australians), non-Persian Australians, and Persians residing in Iran. A total of 330 subjects were recruited. A notable finding was that all three groups did not differ in regard to subjective wellbeing, despite the Persian-Australians being a minority ethnic group in Australia, and the Persians having significantly lower objective life quality. The Persian-Australians who migrated at an older age reported lower subjective quality of life, while the number of years of residence in Australia did not appear to be related to the extent of social integration. Subjective life quality was, however, related to subjective social support for the Australian and Persian samples, and to reciprocality of support for the Persian-Australians.
Language eng
DOI 10.1375/bech.18.3.156
Field of Research 170113 Social and Community Psychology
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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