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June 14/15 - Century City Conference Centre
June 16 - Kirstenbosch Conference Centre (transportation available)
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Wednesday, June 14 • 18:00 - 20:00
Exploring the Resilience Factors of Immigrant Wives in the Process of Overcoming Cultural Adaptation - Yi-Chen Jenny Wu

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Exploring the Resilience Factors of Immigrant Wives in the Process of Overcoming Cultural Adaptation
Presenter: Yi-Chen Jenny Wu (National Tsing Hua University, ROC)
Co-Authors: Yu-Jun Zheng, Jin-Xuan Chen  
Introduction: Past research showed the disadvantages of immigrant wives in Taiwan, including acculturation difficulties and discrimination, however, media began to portray images of successful immigrant wives to change the stereotype that they were weak. Thus, we aimed to explore resilience factors that help these women overcome challenges while beginning a new life in Taiwan.
Methods: This study used phenomenological-based qualitative research method to understand acculturation experiences of immigrant wives in Taiwan. We conducted semi-structured interviews with 6 immigrant wives who have been able to build their new identify and feel settled in Taiwan. These verbal interviews were transcribed into written manuscripts. Using content analysis to look for resilience factors, key themes and topics were identified and organized into groups. Through rereading and reorganizing, we formed these groups into a structure that portray the experiences of immigrant wives in Taiwan that demonstrate their resilience and strengths.
Findings: The results showed that these immigrant women were able to overcome difficulties when they relied on their resilience factors: Their interpersonal and social networking skills, learning ability, professional skills, skills to meet their needs, and openness attitude. These factors also help them strengthen their self-identity in Taiwan.  


Yi-Chen Wu

National Hsing-Hua University

Wednesday June 14, 2017 18:00 - 20:00 SAST
Century City Conference Centre Western Cape Town, South Africa

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