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Title: Deliver us from evil: The role of faith and family in coping with stress among African migrants in Australia
Contributor(s): Ikafa, Irene  (author); Hack-Polay, Dieu (author)
Publication Date: 2019
Open Access: Yes
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Abstract: The paper examines stressors affecting involuntary and voluntary African migrants in Australia and how they cope with stress. Using semi-structured interviews, the paper examines the experiences of 30 African migrants in Australia. Most participants used a diversity of strategies including the reliance of divine intervention and family –usually constructed by alliance rather than kinship -to cope with stress. The key contribution of the paper is to go beyond traditional integration strategies to highlight the significance of faith and family as remedies to ‘deliver’ the migrants from the obstacles to effective resettlement and psychological healing.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Social Work and Social Sciences Review, 20(2), p. 88-107
Publisher: Whiting & Birch Ltd
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 1746-6105
Field of Research (FOR): 160803 Race and Ethnic Relations
160703 Social Program Evaluation
160807 Sociological Methodology and Research Methods
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 920205 Health Education and Promotion
920206 Health Inequalities
920209 Mental Health Services
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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