Did you move to Switzerland for love? Or follow a spouse or partner who had a job here? Well Erica Chew Howard, a psychologist at ZHAW, School of Applied Psychology in Zürich wants to know more!
Erica is also a PhD-student at the University of Basel, Division of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy. A daughter and a spouse of people who moved to Switzerland for a relationship, Erica is a mom of three bi-national children.
As part of her thesis she is carrying out a study entitled Migrating for Love and is looking for English speaking people who came to Switzerland for a partner, to participate in an anonymous survey for her PhD-project. She is looking for people who would fit the profile below to fill in her survey and conduct her research.
- The main reason for moving to Switzerland was for a partner or spouse whose home country or country of residence is or was Switzerland.
- OR for a partner or spouse who relocated internationally to Switzerland for employment or education.
The main goal of the study Migrating for Love is to:
- Examine how migrating partners are adapting to living in Switzerland.
- The challenges migrating partners may face, such as finding paid employment and the feeling of being discriminated against.
- The role personal resources play.
- The development of a sense of belonging to Switzerland.
The survey is anonymous and takes about 10 minutes to complete. All participants also have the choice to be entered into a draw at the end to win an iPad!
Living in Nyon will be publishing Erica’s findings in early 2023 from the survey once it’s complete!