African Migrants and Stress Coping Strategies in Australia: Implications for Social Work

Ikafa, Irene, Hack-Polay, Dieu, Walker, Janet and Mahmoud, Ali (2021) African Migrants and Stress Coping Strategies in Australia: Implications for Social Work. International Social Work . ISSN 0020-8728

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Abstract

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.

Keywords:Migrant worker, African migrant, Stress
Subjects:L Social studies > L300 Sociology
N Business and Administrative studies > N100 Business studies
L Social studies > L330 Ethnic studies
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
ID Code:44674
Deposited On:26 Apr 2021 15:13

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