Thesis by Kahir Lalji: Exploring the Role of Social Capital on Quality of Life among South Asian Shia Muslim Immigrant Older Adults in Canada

This exploratory qualitative study was conducted with eight older adults in the Shia Muslim immigrant community living in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia who have South Asian descent and had immigrated from Uganda and Kenya.

Thesis by Kahir Lalji: Exploring the Role of Social Capital on Quality of Life among South Asian Shia Muslim Immigrant Older Adults in Canada

Excerpt: Purpose of this Study

Shia Muslims are a minority within the overall Muslim population and the particular community included in this study are a minority within a minority comprising about 10% of the Shia Muslim population in British Columbia. The objective was to discover how social capital influences the quality of life of older members of this community. In particular, the study explored the role of sense of belonging, social support, and adherence to faith and culture on the quality of life in older adults in this community.

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