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Language training and well-being for qualified migrants in Sweden
University of Skövde, School of Health and Education. University of Skövde, Health and Education. (Individ och samhälle, Individual and Society VIDSOC)
Department of Social Work, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Komvux Adult Education, Gothenburg, Sweden.
2017 (English)In: International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, ISSN 1747-9894, E-ISSN 2042-8650, Vol. 13, no 2, 220-233 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to examine the role of "Korta Vagen" (The short cut), a targeted language program for qualified migrants in Sweden, in self-maintaining, well-being and perspectives for socio-economic integration for foreigners with academic diploma. Design/methodology/approach - In-class observations, individual semi-structured interviews, focus-group interviews and written essays were used for data collection. A thematic analysis was applied as a method of data analysis. Amartya Sen's capability approach constituted a theoretical framework of the research discussion. Findings - Korta Vagen provides various resources for the participants, some of which (language training and internship) can become real advantages for employment. Others (IT, interview training and CV writing) are less translatable into concrete outcomes. The study suggests that satisfaction with the program is modulated by commitment to one's professional identity, initial language proficiency, scope of cultural knowledge, the participants' goals and the flexibility of the training offered. The acculturation frame of the program does not necessarily correspond with the objective need of many participants for quick entry into the labor market. Originality/value - Insights into the social-psychological aspects of targeted language training as a measure for socio-economic integration can serve to enhance educational and institutional policies and professional practice.

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2017. Vol. 13, no 2, 220-233 p.
Keyword [en]
Capability approach, Well-being, Professional identity, Qualified migrants, Targeted language training
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Social Psychology
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Individual and Society VIDSOC
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-13965DOI: 10.1108/IJMHSC-11-2014-0043ISI: 000404790800007Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85020750644OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-13965DiVA: diva2:1130361
Available from: 2017-08-09 Created: 2017-08-09 Last updated: 2017-08-09Bibliographically approved

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