African migrants and stress coping strategies in Australia: Implications for social work

Ikafa, Irene and Hack-Polay, Dieu and Walker, Janet and Mahmoud, Ali B. (2021) African migrants and stress coping strategies in Australia: Implications for social work. International Social Work, 65 (6). pp. 1166-1183. ISSN 1461-7234

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This research investigates resettlement stress among African migrants in Australia and how migrants manage stress. The research used 30 semi-structured interviews with African migrants in Western Australia. Participants used various strategies, including reliance on family as a community and on God – usually constructed by alliance rather than kinship – to manage stress. The article’s key contribution highlights the multilayered approach for social work to integration strategies for migrants. The study identifies three significant issues emerging: the importance of ‘families’ as community networks, the experience of discrimination and the significance of faith in God as crucial migrant support factors.

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Additional Information: ** Embargo end date: 07-04-2021 ** From SAGE Publishing via Jisc Publications Router ** History: epub 07-04-2021. ** Licence for this article starting on 07-04-2021: ** Peer reviewed: TRUE
Uncontrolled Keywords: Articles, African, coping strategies, migrant family, racism, resettlement, social work
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Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2022 13:25
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