A Systematic Literature Review of Sport and Physical Activity Participation in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Migrant Populations

O’Driscoll, Téa, Banting, Lauren K, Borkoles, Erika, Eime, Rochelle ORCID: 0000-0002-8614-2813 and Polman, Remco (2013) A Systematic Literature Review of Sport and Physical Activity Participation in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Migrant Populations. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. ISSN 1557-1912 (print) 1557-1920 (online)

Abstract

Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) migrants face significant health risks as they adapt to new cultures. These risks are exacerbated by their limited participation in preventative behaviours such as sports and physical activity. The review aimed to identify studies that examined the correlates of sport and physical activity participation in migrants. The systematic review identified 72 papers, including 6 interventions, 18 qualitative and 48 quantitative studies. The 44 identified correlates highlight the complexities involved in working with migrants. The correlates were grouped in four themes using the social ecological model; acculturation, demographic, psychosocial and environmental/organisational. The social ecological model identified general correlates such as social support and safety. However, there were unique correlates relating to individuals who are facing cultural changes such as acculturation and language. Overall, there is a lack of contextualisation of CALD migrants’ sport and physical activity experiences because many studies fail to consider acculturation comprehensively. Initially titled: A review of sport and physical activity in culturally and linguistically diverse migrants

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Item type Article
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/24760
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s10903-013-9857-x
Official URL http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10903-...
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL)
Current > Division/Research > College of Sports and Exercise Science
Keywords ethnic, exercise, migration, refugee, minority, newly arrived
Citations in Scopus 62 - View on Scopus
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