Immigration, Leisure, and Acculturative Stress: Practical Implications Based on a Study of Chinese-Albertans

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Gordon Walker

Co-presenters: Liz Halpenny and Junyang Deng
This presentation looks at study results of the stresses faced by immigrants during the acculturation process, including language difficulties, perceived discrimination, not feeling they belong, and nostalgia for people and places in their country of origin, and discusses the implications for recreation programming, planning, and service provision.

Presentation from the 2011 Alberta Recreation and Parks Association Annual Conference and Energize Workshop

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