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Predictors of Coping Strategies Employed by Iraqi Refugees in Jordan

Al-smadi, ahmed, Tawalbeh, Loai, Gammoh, Omar Salem, Ashour, Ala, Alzoubi, Fatmeh and Slater, Paul (2017) Predictors of Coping Strategies Employed by Iraqi Refugees in Jordan. Clinical Nursing Research, 26 (5). pp. 592-607. [Journal article]

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URL: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1054773816664915

DOI: 10.1177/1054773816664915

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine coping strategies used by Iraqi refugees in Jordan based on their demographic details. A cross-sectional design was used. A representative sample of 333 refugees living in Jordan participated in the study. The Cope inventory and the demographic details were compiled to produce and collate the relevant data. Being older, female, educated, single, and living with more than three family members was associated with greater use of the problem solving coping strategy. Being female, educated, and unemployed was associated with greater use of the active emotional coping strategy. In addition, being older, male, illiterate, unemployed, and living with less than three family members was associated with greater use of the avoidant emotional coping strategy. This study recommends a multidisciplinary approach intervention as being the best method of addressing and fulfilling the health and socioeconomic needs of older, male, illiterate, unemployed people.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:coping, demographics, Iraqi refugees, health,
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Nursing
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute of Nursing and Health Research
Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Person-centred Practice Research Centre
ID Code:35711
Deposited By: Dr Paul Slater
Deposited On:28 Feb 2017 09:43
Last Modified:22 Aug 2018 16:21

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