Chinese migrants'mental health and adjustment to life in New Zealand.
The purpose of this study was to identify and assess the relative importance of predictors of the self-rated adjustment and psychiatric morbidity of recent Chinese migrants.
Chinese migrants (n=271) living in Auckland and aged 15 years or older completed a postal questionnaire that included the Chinese Health Questionnaire (CHQ).
The majority of respondents came from Hong Kong and Taiwan.
Most respondents did not report major adjustment problems.
The psychiatric morbidity rate was 19%. Major predictors of experiencing problems included rejection by locals, being aged 26-35 years or over 45 years and low English proficiency.
Major predictors of poor adjustment included unemployment, low English proficiency, lack of university education, younger age, shorter residency, expectations not met and regrets about coming to New Zealand.
Predictors of minor mental disorder included regretting coming, female gender and younger age.
For migrants resident 2 years or less, unemployment and underemployment were additional risk factors.
Mothers with absent husbands and young people with absent parents also had elevated rates of mental disorder.
Although the overall prevalence of mental disorder for this sample of recent migrants appears to be similar to that of the general population, significant risk factors were identified. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Santé mentale, Prévention, Immigrant, Chinois, Nouvelle Zélande, Océanie, Adaptation sociale, Trouble psychiatrique, Facteur risque, Prédiction, Etude transculturelle, Facteur sociodémographique, Age, Statut professionnel, Sexe, Niveau étude, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental health, Prevention, Immigrant, Chinese, New Zealand, Oceania, Social adjustment, Mental disorder, Risk factor, Prediction, Crosscultural study, Sociodemographic factor, Age, Professional status, Sex, Education level, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0306404
Code Inist : 002B18H05A. Création : 16/11/1999.