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Title: Researchers’ reflections on focus groups with unaccompanied migrant youths
Author: Vilà Baños, Ruth
Sánchez Martí, Angelina
Schmidlin Roccatagliata, Melissa
Beltrán Sánchez, Omaira
Aneas Álvarez, María Asunción
Keywords: Migrants adolescents
Atenció a la infància i a l'adolescència
Barcelona (Catalunya)
Teenage immigrants
Child welfare
Barcelona (Catalonia)
Issue Date: Jun-2022
Abstract: One of the main objectives of the research project “Intercultural and Interreligious Dialogue to Promote a Culture of Peace among Young People and Unaccompanied Migrant Minors in Barcelona and Melilla” (RTI2018-095259-B-I00, MCIU/AEI/FEDER, EU) was to make the situation of migrant minors in Barcelona and Melilla visible. Five focus groups were held with unaccompanied minors from fostering centres in Barcelona, and two with minors living on the streets in the same city. Some topics emerging during the interviews (recorded in audio format by the researchers) were: impressions of participants’ private feelings; the influence of authority figures present during the interviews, mainly educators; the difficulty of talking about and sharing some experiences, especially those regarding the migration process; participants’ relationships and previous knowledge of each other; their emotions and nonverbal language; communication and linguistic issues; and interview participation. These topics were identified as factors that needed to be taken into account in the final conclusions and as aspects to reflect on when evaluating techniques used in research with unaccompanied minors.
It is part of: Comunicació a la Conferencia: Child Migration and Integration: Trends & Challenges. (Scientific Conference). 2-4 june 2022 - Ljubljana, Slovenia
Appears in Collections:Comunicacions a congressos (Grup de Recerca en Educació Intercultural (GREDI))

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