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dc.contributor.authorWright-St Clair, Ven_US
dc.contributor.authorNayar, Sen_US
dc.contributor.authorKim, Hen_US
dc.contributor.authorWang, SMen_US
dc.contributor.authorSodhi, SKen_US
dc.contributor.authorChung, Aen_US
dc.contributor.authorSuchdev, Jen_US
dc.contributor.authorHu, Cen_US
dc.date.available2017-09-04en_US
dc.date.issued2017-09-04en_US
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Occupational Science, 2017, pp. 1 - 15en_US
dc.identifier.issn1442-7591en_US
dc.description.abstractNew Zealand’s political, civic, health and social institutions have been criticised as being ill-prepared to serve the health and social needs of the country’s increasingly diverse ageing population. This grounded theory study examined how late-life Asian immigrants participate in community to influence their subjective health. Bilingual Chinese, Indian, and Korean local intermediaries and research assistants were engaged as collaborative research partners. Purposive recruitment, and later theoretical sampling, were used to identify the 24 Chinese, 27 Indian, and 25 Korean participants, aged 60-83, who were 1-19 years post-immigration. Data were gathered through nine focus groups, and 15 individual interviews in the participants’ language of choice. All data were recorded, transcribed verbatim, and translated to English for analysis. Data analysis was done using open coding, constant comparative analysis and dimensional analysis. Strengthening community was the core social process in the substantive theory developed. The participants actively advanced cultural connectedness and gave service with, and for, each other. Over time, they extended their focus toward doing so for the wider community. They purposely used long-standing, occupation-related skills to resource how they and their co-ethnic groups contributed to community health. Additionally, they sought novel opportunities to diversify their contributions. These late-life immigrants intentionally strove to stay healthy through doing. Achieving collective, as well as personal, health through community participation was for the sake of minimising potential burdens on the country’s health system. The results indicate good health promotion policies would aim to advance co-ethnic, socially embedded networks for late-life Asian immigrants.en_US
dc.format.extent1 - 15en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis (Routledge)en_US
dc.rights© 2017 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.en_US
dc.subjectAsian health; Co-ethnic community; Community participation; Late-life immigrants; Subjective healthen_US
dc.titleLate-life Asian immigrants managing wellness through contributing to socially embedded networksen_US
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/14427591.2017.1370607en_US
dc.description.confidentialfalseen_US
dc.identifier.elements-id373066
dc.relation.isPartOfJournal of Occupational Scienceen_US
pubs.organisational-group/Massey University
pubs.organisational-group/Massey University/College of Health
pubs.organisational-group/Massey University/College of Health/School of Social Work
dc.identifier.harvestedMassey_Dark
pubs.notesNot knownen_US
dc.subject.anzsrc1103 Clinical Sciencesen_US


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