Intergenerational differences in acculturation experiences, food beliefs and perceived health risks among refugees from the Horn of Africa in Melbourne, Australia
Alyce Wilson, Andre Renzaho
PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2015
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the differences in acculturation experiences between parent and adolescent refugees from the Horn of Africa in Melbourne, Australia and to explore food beliefs and perceived health risks from an intergenerational perspective. DESIGN: Qualitative cross-sectional study involving a combination of semi-structured one-on-one interviews and focus group discussions. SETTING: North-West suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. SUBJECTS: Eritrean, Ethiopian, Somali and Sudanese refugees. RESULTS: Using a purposeful sampling technique, twelve semi-structured face-to-face interviews (nine adults and three adolescents) and four in-depth focus groups (two with adolescents each containin..View full abstract
Sources of funding: This study was completed while A.W. was studying at Deakin University. A.R. is supported by an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship. The study was funded by the Deakin University Faculty Research Development Grant. Deakin University had no role in the design, analysis or writing of this article.