The Effect of Social Networks on Social Inclusion of Refugee Women

Susan Samanga

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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This research aimed to ascertain how social networks facilitate or challenge the participation of refugee women living in Perth, Western Australia . Investigating the lived experience of 11 refugee women, the research assesses how social networks influenced participation in education, work and community during settlement through to post-settlement. The research suggests that while social networks and the resultant social capital are key to the participation of refugee women in Australia, participation of refugee women is complex. Using a Constructivist Grounded Theory Method, the research highlights the underlying factors impacting participation and refugee women's networks post settlement in Australia.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Young, Susan, Supervisor
  • Sachmann, Mark, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date24 Oct 2022
Publication statusUnpublished - 2022


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