Migration - Migrants
Migration leaves its mark, regardless of the reasons people (or their parents or grandparents) had to come to the Netherlands. People carry their history and culture with them. Living in a foreign country evokes feelings of lack and uncertainty, and a need for familiarity and security. Much in the new country is different. You do not know the language, culture and customs. Trying to integrate into a new society creates stress and costs energy. This affects the health of migrants, as does a (often) low level of education, limited command of the Dutch language and low income.
Many migrants seek guidance within their old culture and attach to the norms and values with which they grew up and the parenting style they know. They often come from a culture in which the family is more important than the individual (we-culture) and in which social rules of conduct are much more fixed than in the Netherlands. Sometimes there is a shame culture. Communication is not only about the subject or the question, but first and foremost about the relationship between people. This has a great influence on the manners and the way of consultation and decisions. For example, it can be considered impolite if you start talking about content (for example about a question or a complaint) instead of first paying attention to the meeting.