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dc.contributor.supervisor Derry, Robbin
dc.contributor.author Mirzaie, Seyedeh Negar
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Dhillon School of Business
dc.date.accessioned 2021-05-05T16:23:46Z
dc.date.available 2021-05-05T16:23:46Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/5863
dc.description.abstract The increasing population of working immigrant women in Canada demands special considerations surrounding their mental health. This exploratory-descriptive qualitative research has investigated the influences on the mental well-being of 14 working immigrant women in Calgary. Participants were interviewed to describe their unique experiences at the intersections of race, gender, religion, work, and social class, and to discuss useful interventions that support their mental wellbeing. The findings demonstrated that migration to Canada had provided participants with high awareness about mental health; however, stigma, religious beliefs, financial concerns, and discriminatory behavior in healthcare services were barriers to pursue mental health care. Racism, microaggressions, intersectional discrimination, language barriers, and employment difficulties had adversely affected their mental well-being. Conversely, freedom, security, and multiculturalism were some of the advantages of living in Canada. Ultimately, working immigrant women's needs were discussed as individual/micro-, meso-, and macro-level interventions based on ecological model. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dhillon School of Business en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Dhillon School of Business) en_US
dc.subject working immigrant women en_US
dc.subject mental health en_US
dc.subject mental wellbeing en_US
dc.subject intersectionally marginalized groups en_US
dc.subject mental health care access en_US
dc.subject mental health stigma en_US
dc.subject healthcare discrimination en_US
dc.subject Women immigrants -- Mental health en_US
dc.subject Women immigrants -- Economic conditions en_US
dc.subject Women immigrants -- Social conditions en_US
dc.subject Women immigrants -- Social life and customs en_US
dc.subject Women foreign workers -- Mental health en_US
dc.subject Marginality, Social en_US
dc.subject Emigration and immigration -- Psychological aspects en_US
dc.subject Women immigrants -- Employment en_US
dc.subject Minority women -- Economic conditions en_US
dc.subject Minority women -- Social conditions en_US
dc.subject Precarious employment en_US
dc.subject Intersectionality (Sociology) en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title Mental health needs of working immigrant women in Calgary: the intersections of influences en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Dhillon School of Business en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0347 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0453 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0631 en_US
dc.proquestyes Yes en_US


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