Among the many cultures that are part of the Canadian society, there is the Chinese community. This community has a strong sense of belonging to Canada, but there are also linguistic and cultural barriers that prevent some people from integrating fully into the Canadian society.
During the 1962 Sino-India war, the Chinese community in Kolkata faced social adjustment. The result was a significant gap between the Chinese-Indian community and the local population. The Chinese immigrants tried to deal with these challenges effectively. However, the confrontation made living in the host city arduous.
The Chinese community of Kolkata is experiencing an important psychological transformation. The study aims to assess acculturation stress in this population and its relationship with inflammatory markers.
In the study, acculturation stress was defined as a state of frustration of basic psychological needs. Specifically, the participants were assessed for acculturation, need satisfaction, need frustration, and depressive symptoms. The effects of acculturation on these indicators were tested in a multistage cluster random sampling. The sample consisted of 484 migrant children. The participants were recruited through the following methods: newspaper advertisements and other contacts within the Chinese community. Using the Mplus 8.0 structural equation modeling software, the data were analyzed. The results show that the highest level of acculturation was associated with the highest levels of CRP, sTNFR2, and negative life event impact ratings. Moreover, acculturation stress was associated with a shorter length of residence in the US.
access to health care
Throughout the twentieth century, healthcare in China has undergone a series of basic changes. A more recent period has seen the government begin planning a comprehensive health system reform. This reform focuses on improving medicines policies and strengthening primary healthcare. The reform aims to provide universal health coverage by 2020. It also aims to reduce health inequalities in the country.
The reform is intended to make healthcare more affordable and accessible for the rural poor. Public hospitals have been revamped, and essential medicines have been added to the list of services covered. However, the cost of healthcare continues to increase. It is also important to note that the quality of primary healthcare has not improved. This is due to inadequate training of healthcare providers and inefficient use of health resources.
linguistic and cultural barriers
Despite the growth of Chinese economic activity, linguistic and cultural barriers in the Chinese community are still prevalent. In particular, many ethnic minorities have difficulty accessing the opportunities provided by the provincial government. In addition, the multi-dialectalism phenomenon has been associated with adverse health effects in various communities.
In the United States, healthcare providers are beginning to recognize the need to address these problems. For example, the Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health has published guidelines on practice and provided a literature review. The article encourages nurses to consider culture in the context of practice.
In China, the government has recognized the need to standardize Mandarin as the national language. This will provide ethnic minorities with an education that will allow them to gain employment and earn money. The government is also encouraging the standardization of the most commonly spoken dialect. However, certain minority groups continue to resist the idea of standardization of language.
a sense of belonging to the local population
Sense of belonging is a measure of one’s sense of place in a larger context. Sense of belonging can be influenced by the size and demographics of a host society. It is also closely related to social integration, which depends on the size and relationships of the host population.
A recent study examined sense of community belonging in three smaller urban areas of Canada. The study compared the performance of three measures of community belonging. The results showed that, compared to their Canadian-born counterparts, immigrants had lower levels of social integration and the coveted sense of belonging.
The most notable accomplishment of the study was the creation of a new scale incorporating a validated telephone survey of the study population. The survey was administered to 1529 immigrants and Canadian-born respondents. The questions included a surprisingly long list of items that measured everything from mental health to social relationships.
traditional Chinese events
During the holiday season, there are many traditional Chinese events in Chinese communities. These traditional festivals are important in keeping Chinese culture alive. They are also a strong spiritual force for national cohesion.
The Mid-Autumn Festival is a Chinese holiday that celebrates the harvest. It is one of the most popular festivals in China. It is also a time for family reunion. On this day, people gather for dinner and light paper lanterns. They also offer sacrifices to their ancestors.
Another traditional Chinese event is the Lantern Festival. This is a celebration held on the fifteenth day of the first lunar month of the Chinese calendar. The Lantern Festival is considered a family holiday. During the festival, millions of lanterns are lit and people can watch them from the sky.
a strong sense of belonging to Canada
Sense of belonging is an important determinant of psychological well-being. It has been shown that higher feelings of belonging are associated with better social and physical functioning. It is theorized that the feeling of belonging may be undermined by a loss of relationships and an experience of discrimination.
The question of whether immigrants or Canadian-born residents have a superior sense of belonging in Canada is difficult to answer. However, a survey conducted in 2006 by the Ethnic Diversity Survey suggests that immigrants and Canadian-born residents do have a similar sense of belonging.
This research used a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods. It was conducted using a large national survey, focus groups and a validated telephone survey.