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Associativism, integration and empowerment: the Brazilian immigrant community in Lisbon.

Associativism, integration and empowerment: the Brazilian immigrant community in Lisbon. by  Antonio Augusto Queiroga and Jose Ornelas Department of Community Psychology, ISPA, Lisbon, Portugal

Associativism, integration and empowerment: the Brazilian immigrant community in Lisbon.

Antonio Augusto Queiroga and Jose Ornelas
Department of Community Psychology, ISPA, Lisbon, Portugal

This Poster will present the Doctorial Project founded by the Portuguese Government´s Science and Technology Foundation (FCT-Portugal). The project studies  the levels of integration and levels of empowerment of immigrant communities, with a specific focus on the Brazilian community in Lisbon. Being the biggest and the most significative immigrant population in Portugal, the Brazilian community in Lisbon is represented by individuals coming from all different social classes and with several backgrounds and educational levels. Using a Community Integration Evaluative Instrument developed by Chavis and Kien Lee (2007)  adapted from McMillan & Chavis (1986) sense of community theories, 100 individuals were interviewed. The collected data reflect the level of integration in the local community and will show the possible levels of empowerment related to this integration process. The population studied is divided in three comparative groups: individuals with more than an year with Associative participation, individuals with less than an year in the same condition and individuals with no participation in any immigrant Association. The data is analysed from an inside-out and bottom-up perspective using both quantitative and qualitative methods and relates both the integration levels with the empowerment levels. The aim of the research is to examine ways to empower the community and their leaders in order to facilitate integration and, therefore, improve life quality. The project design, data analysis and present results will be presented and may be discussed with the Conference participants.


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Antonio Augusto Queiroga and Jose Ornelas Department of Community Psychology, ISPA, Lisbon, Portugal Antonio Augusto Queiroga and Jose Ornelas Department of Community Psychology, ISPA, Lisbon, Portugal

Antonio Augusto Queiroga and Jose Ornelas
Department of Community Psychology, ISPA, Lisbon, Portugal


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