The Role of Relationship in the Cultural Transitioning of Immigrant Women
Référence bibliographique 
Sinacore, Ada L., Titus, Jennifer et Hofman, Samantha. 2013. «The Role of Relationship in the Cultural Transitioning of Immigrant Women ». Women & Therapy, vol. 36, no 3/4, p. 235-251.
Intentions : «The current study sought to explore participants’ experiences of cultural transitioning in to Canadian society in general, and Quebec society in particular (a predominantly French speaking province). The researchers sought to explore both similarities and differences between how participants constructed their understanding of their experiences of cultural transitioning, allowing the nature of this phenomenon to be understood.» (p. 237)
Échantillon/Matériau : «Recruitment resulted in thirteen heterosexual, female university students whose ages ranged from 23 to 40 years. Ten women were single, two were married, and one was in a committed relationship. Participants were from various countries including two from Romania, two from China, and one from each of the following countries: the United Kingdom, Germany, Lebanon, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Argentina, Persia, Columbia, and the Netherlands.» (p. 239)
Instruments : Guide d’entretien semi-directif
Type de traitement des données : Analyse de contenu
«For those women who came from what they described as a traditional cultural context wherein gender roles were prescribed, relationships with peers who shared their non-traditional values were critical to their cultural transitioning. That is, while all the women in this study identified the importance of peer relationships to their ability to integrate into Canadian society, those who did not receive support from their cultural community or family found peer relationships particularly important as they supported their exploration of opportunities that they would not have in their home countries. […] Further, consistent with the extant literature, this study identified the importance of nuclear and extended family members to the process of cultural transitioning. The women in this study indicated that family members were key to participants developing social networks and negotiating societal and institutional cultural differences. Yet, this role was mitigated by whether or not the family member was supportive of; (a) the woman’s immigration, (b) her integration into Canadian society, and (c) her moving away from culturally prescribed gender role expectations. Thus, for those women who wanted to integrate more fully into Canadian society and break with cultural gender prescriptions, family in general and parents in particular were often a source of conflict.» (p. 247)