Predictors of Coping Strategies Employed by Iraqi Refugees in Jordan

ahmed Al-smadi, Loai Tawalbeh, Omar Salem Gammoh, Ala Ashour, Fatmeh Alzoubi, Paul Slater

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)
19 Downloads (Pure)

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)592-607
Number of pages16
JournalClinical Nursing Research
Volume26
Issue number5
Early online date13 Aug 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2017

Keywords

  • coping
  • demographics
  • Iraqi refugees
  • health
  • Jordan

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Predictors of Coping Strategies Employed by Iraqi Refugees in Jordan'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this