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Community integration, social cohesion, and quality of life among foreigners in South African

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It is evident that the social environment plays a crucial role in determining the quality of one's life. This is especially so for migrants who are exposed to multiple psychosocial stressors, poor physical and mental health (Sundquist J, 1995). There are, however, gaps in our understanding of these social determinants of health in a demographically and culturally diverse settings. More particularly, understanding the direction and extent of these relationships in the context of an unprecedented trend in migration.

The current study focuses on the participation of foreigners in South Africa societies i.e, home competencies, social integration and productive activity as social determinants of health. We further seek to explore how these factors, together with social cohesion predicts the quality of life of foreigners in South African.

This research is aimed to contribute to the theoretical understanding of factors associated with migrants wellbeing as well as provide empirical support for health and social intervention programs.

Funding: This project is funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation as part of a Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship awarded to Dr Adekunle Adedeji.

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