The impact on families and relationships of having lived abroad

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/314513
Title:
The impact on families and relationships of having lived abroad
Authors:
Lawrence-Smith, Sally
Abstract:
This qualitative research examines the impact on four participants’ lives of having lived abroad. The data was collected from four counsellors who had been living back in the United Kingdom for at least two years. It was collected via semi-structured interviews and analysed by using the Constant Comparative Method of data collection. Analysis of the data highlighted the impact living abroad had had on participants and how they had coped with the struggle of re-entry. Participants were affected by going to live abroad and some had struggled to maintain relationships as a result of coming home. Resettlement had resulted in feelings of loss, pain and sadness which had been buried or unrecognised for what it was at the time. Participants felt like outsiders in their own country and spent some time feeling isolated. The findings from the interviews support research in this area.
Advisors:
Swinton, Valda
Publisher:
University of Chester
Publication Date:
Oct-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/314513
Type:
Thesis or dissertation
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
Masters Dissertations

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.advisorSwinton, Valdaen
dc.contributor.authorLawrence-Smith, Sallyen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-24T10:10:00Z-
dc.date.available2014-03-24T10:10:00Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/314513-
dc.description.abstractThis qualitative research examines the impact on four participants’ lives of having lived abroad. The data was collected from four counsellors who had been living back in the United Kingdom for at least two years. It was collected via semi-structured interviews and analysed by using the Constant Comparative Method of data collection. Analysis of the data highlighted the impact living abroad had had on participants and how they had coped with the struggle of re-entry. Participants were affected by going to live abroad and some had struggled to maintain relationships as a result of coming home. Resettlement had resulted in feelings of loss, pain and sadness which had been buried or unrecognised for what it was at the time. Participants felt like outsiders in their own country and spent some time feeling isolated. The findings from the interviews support research in this area.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Chesteren
dc.subjectemigrationen
dc.subjectliving abroaden
dc.subjectrelationshipsen
dc.titleThe impact on families and relationships of having lived abroaden
dc.typeThesis or dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationnameMAen
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters Degreeen
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