Journal article

Ability

Alexandra M Nickliss

PHOEBE APPERSON HEARST: A LIFE OF POWER AND POLITICS | UNIV NEBRASKA PRESS | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The mental health and social functioning of millions of forcibly displaced individuals worldwide represents a key public health priority for host governments. This is the first longitudinal study with a representative sample to examine the impact of interpersonal trust and psychological symptoms on community engagement in refugees. METHODS: Participants were 1894 resettled refugees, assessed within 6 months of receiving a permanent visa in Australia, and again 2-3 years later. Variables measured included post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms, depression/anxiety symptoms, interpersonal trust and engagement with refugees' own and other communities. RESULTS: A multilevel path anal..

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