The Experiences of Mainland Chinese Immigrant Professionals Who Believe They Have Made a Successful Transition: Strategies that Help or Hinder


  • Lulin Zheng University of British Columbia
  • Norman E. am University of British Columbia
  • William A. Borgen University of British Columbia
  • Lee D. Butterfield University of British Columbia


mainland chinese, immigrant, professionals, transition, strategies


The focus of this qualitative and exploratory research study (using the Enhanced Critical Incident Technique) is on the experiences of Chinese immigrant professionals who feel that they are doing well with change. In the 11 interviews that were conducted 191 incidents were identified and these were categorized into seven helping, hindering and wish list categories. The results of the study highlight the structural and personal barriers faced by Chinese immigrant professionals.


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Zheng, L., am, N. E., Borgen, W. A. ., & Butterfield, L. D. . (2013). The Experiences of Mainland Chinese Immigrant Professionals Who Believe They Have Made a Successful Transition: Strategies that Help or Hinder. Canadian Journal of Career Development, 12(2), 48–57. Retrieved from




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