Acculturation challenges that confront Sudanese former refugees in Australia

Hebbani, Aparna Girish, Obijiofor, Levi and Bristed, Helen (2012) Acculturation challenges that confront Sudanese former refugees in Australia. Journal of Intercultural Communication, 28 28: .

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Author Hebbani, Aparna Girish
Obijiofor, Levi
Bristed, Helen
Title Acculturation challenges that confront Sudanese former refugees in Australia
Journal name Journal of Intercultural Communication   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1404-1634
Publication date 2012-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
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Volume 28
Issue 28
Total pages 14
Place of publication Boraas, Sweden
Publisher Immigrant Institutet
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract This study investigated acculturation challenges that Sudanese former refugees faced as a consequence of settling in South-East Queensland, Australia. A total of 28 females and 11 males participated in focus groups. The findings indicate that both women and men face acculturation issues relating to successful settlement. The women were particularly challenged by low English language proficiency and parenting issues, while the men faced challenges to their traditional gender role within the family, as breadwinner, and their role outside the home – at work and in the public sphere. Thus, the research offers important insights into acculturation issues faced by both genders.
Keyword Refugees
Intergenerational differences
Gender roles
Cross-cultural adaptation
Intercultural communication
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Created: Tue, 18 Oct 2011, 13:43:29 EST by Dr Aparna Hebbani on behalf of School of Journalism and Communication