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dc.contributor.authorWright-St Clair, VAen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorNayar, Sen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-19T02:44:11Z
dc.date.available2018-10-19T02:44:11Z
dc.date.copyright2016-08-15en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Occupational Science, 24(1), 64-75.en_NZ
dc.identifier.issn1442-7591en_NZ
dc.identifier.issn2158-1576en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/11893
dc.description.abstractResearch evidence suggests that older immigrants’ resettlement in a new host country is hindered by limited opportunities to engage within communities in deeply familiar ways, using culturally meaningful occupations. A recent study concluded that older Asian immigrants contribute to social capital; yet there is little understanding of how they go about doing so. This New Zealand study examined how older Chinese, Indian, and Korean immigrants’ participation contributes to civic society. Research partnerships were established with bilingual local intermediaries, who assisted the study’s design and implementation. Bilingual research assistants and translators were contracted to assist with recruitment, data gathering, and transcript translation. Recruitment was conducted through venues where older immigrant ethnic groups frequented. The seventy-four participants were Chinese (24), Indian (25), and Korean (25) immigrants, aged 60 to 83 years, who were aged 55 or more on arrival, and had resided in New Zealand between one and 19 years. Nine focus group interviews, three with each ethnic group, were conducted and analysed. Subsequently, 15 participants, five from each ethnic group, were theoretically sampled for individual interview. Three culture-specific provisional theories were developed. Similarities in the theoretical dimensions justified the analytic development of one cross-cultural theory. The resulting theory showed how their engagement with, and participation in, socially embedded older immigrant networks become a form of cultural enfranchisement and a pathway towards wider civic participation. While still largely hidden from social view, these older immigrants found ways of giving service and strengthening community for the good of all.en_NZ
dc.languageEnglishen_NZ
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14427591.2016.1214168en_NZ
dc.rights© 2016 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way.
dc.subjectAgeingen_NZ
dc.subjectAsian immigrantsen_NZ
dc.subjectCommunityen_NZ
dc.subjectCultural enfranchisementen_NZ
dc.subjectGrounded theoryen_NZ
dc.titleOlder Asian Immigrants' Participation as Cultural Enfranchisementen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccessen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/14427591.2016.1214168en_NZ
aut.relation.articlenumberhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14427591.2016.1214168en_NZ
aut.relation.volumeOpen Accessen_NZ
pubs.elements-id209799


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