Intentions : «The purpose of this thesis was to carry out an exploratory study that focused on the experiences of adults who had immigrated alone through a range of immigration streams, and specifically to explore their experiences of separation from the most important figures in their lives, including but not limited to family members.» (p. 7)
Questions/Hypothèses : «The central research question asked ’What are the immigration experiences of adults who arrive alone in Canada?’» (p. 7)
Échantillon/Matériau : Huit personnes (cinq hommes et trois femmes) qui ont immigré seules (sans leur famille) au Canada.
Instruments : Guide d’entretien semi-directif
Type de traitement des données : Analyse de contenu
«It argued that many of the participants’ experiences were consistent with research that has been carried out with different populations in other places and reflects the body of current theory. This was true for both the participants who, like those in most other studies on migration, had arrived as refugees, but also for those who had arrived through other streams. There were many nuances in the experiences of the participants that support the argument of how important it is to view migration within an ecological framework. Specifically, the participants’ experiences could be argued to be influenced by factors at all levels, from the personality type of the participant, to Canadian immigration policy that determined how long it would take for reunification with the attachment figure. These case study findings, while limited, were intended to become part of the larger body of research on the topic of family separation and migration alone.» (p. 90)