The University of Malta in conjunction with the University of Florence, Italy is conducting a study aimed at Maltese people who have migrated to Australia and have lived there for at least the past year, or who have been born in Australia and lived there but hold Maltese origins.
The study being undertaken concerns Maltese people living in Australia, either as migrants themselves or as second or perhaps even third generation immigrants. The intention is to compare the identities of Maltese living in Malta with identities of Maltese migrants overseas, in an effort to better understand the situation of Maltese migrants abroad as well as what strategies have enabled their successful settlement.
The findings of this study are very important as it is the first study to be conducted with migrant communities overseas.
The study is being conducted by Dr Gordon Sammut of the University of Malta in association with Prof Marco Giannini and Mr Arvin Eslami of the University of Florence in Italy.
Participants are being sought to contribute to this study by completing a questionnaire. Participants must be Maltese migrants who have lived in Australia for at least a year or were born in Australia of Maltese background and lived there. The study will enable us to learn further about Maltese identities around the world and how these enable Maltese migrants to settle away from Malta.
The information for the study will be gathered through a survey questionnaire. Maltese living in Australia are urged to assist in this study by completing the survey form. Click here to complete the questionnaire online or, alternatively, click here to download a copy of the survey form in PDF format to be emailed or printed out and sent as described below when completed.
The questionnaire is brief and should not take more than 10 minutes to complete. There are no right or wrong answers. It is one’s own personal opinion that counts. The questions must be answered truthfully. The questionnaire is anonymous and no personal details are being gathered in this survey. Any queries or comments may be noted on the on the last page of the questionnaire form. All the questions in the form must be answered.
Completed questionnaires in PDF format should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively printed in hardcopy and posted to the following address:
Dr Gordon Sammut
Department of Psychology
University of Malta