Accessing social service support: Barriers experienced by Chinese migrants living in Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand

Show simple item record Kan, King Lok Connor, Helene Beddoe, Liz 2021-01-15T01:57:52Z 2021-01-15T01:57:52Z
dc.identifier.citation Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work 32(4) 16 Dec 2020
dc.identifier.issn 1178-5527
dc.description.abstract <jats:p>INTRODUCTION: According to Census 2013, approximately 25% of Auckland’s population is Asian, with the majority of these being Chinese. Given that Aotearoa New Zealand’s population is ageing, it can be expected that there will a significant demand for aged services for Chinese older adults in our local community in the future. Exploring the language barrier encountered by retired and aged (65+) Chinese migrants living in Auckland is needed.METHOD: Two focus groups were interviewed with retired Chinese migrants (group 1) and local social service practitioners (group 2). The focus group topics included the living experience of Chinese migrants in Auckland in Aotearoa New Zealand, while local social service practitioners reported their daily work experience of serving Chinese older adults. A short, warm-up, oral questionnaire stimulated discussion in each group. Data analysis was used to identify themes and draw tentative conclusions about the needs of older migrants and suggest how local aged- services providers could better serve retired Chinese migrants.FINDINGS: Language barriers and transportation problems were commonly agreed to be obstacles that hindered retired Chinese migrants accessing social support and health services. More input was needed to improve their general English language proficiency to facilitate their daily lives and participation in social life in Aotearoa New Zealand.IMPLICATIONS: Findings from the research have the potential to be an important resource for local social service practitioners, giving them a better understanding of older Chinese people.</jats:p>
dc.publisher University of Otago Library
dc.relation.ispartofseries Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work
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dc.subject 1607 Social Work
dc.title Accessing social service support: Barriers experienced by Chinese migrants living in Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand
dc.type Journal Article
dc.identifier.doi 10.11157/anzswj-vol32iss4id800
pubs.issue 4
pubs.volume 32 2020-12-16T21:44:05Z
dc.rights.holder Copyright: ANZASW en
pubs.publication-status Published online
dc.rights.accessrights en
pubs.elements-id 832087
dc.identifier.eissn 2463-4131 2020-12-16

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