Quality of Life: A Phenomenological study of the experiences of Samoans with a disability in Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand

2019-06-18T02:23:46Z (GMT) by NITE FUAMATU
This study is about the quality of life of Samoans with a disability in Aotearoa New Zealand. It looks at what quality of life means to them. From their personal stories, they described it in four ways: independent living, normal life, connectedness to family and culture, and performance of social roles. The factors that assist or prevent quality of life were identified. Pierre Bourdieu’s concepts of habitus, capital, field and doxa helped to explain how they go about improving their quality of life and the struggles that come with it.