My second life: A survey of Chinese immigrants in New Zealand

Yeung, Deniss (2013) My second life: A survey of Chinese immigrants in New Zealand. In: 2013 International Congress on Social Sciences and Business (ICSSB), 8-10 January, 2013, Taipei, Taiwan.

[img] PDF
Restricted to Repository staff only


Abstract or Summary

The purpose of this study was to identify the reasons for Chinese immigrants coming to New Zealand; the things that they enjoyed and disliked while they lived here and their future intentions. A face-to-face in-depth interview method with open-ended questions was used. A snow-ball sample of sixty was recruited. The main reason for Chinese immigrant respondent’s first coming to New Zealand was to study; the main reason for deciding to stay was because of the natural environment and friendly people. Minor racism was experienced by many respondents, and young Chinese professionals were planning to go back to China or move to other Western countries for better career opportunities or higher quality tertiary education. The findings are useful for potential Chinese immigrants’ decision making, also for government, social service agencies, and strategic planning for education institutes.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords that describe the item:New Zealand, Chinese Immigrants, Like, Dislike
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Divisions:Schools > Centre for Business, Information Technology and Enterprise > School of Business and Adminstration
ID Code:2715
Deposited By:
Deposited On:10 Sep 2013 21:33
Last Modified:10 Sep 2013 21:33

Repository Staff Only: item control page