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Coping Strategies of internal refugees in Baku, Azerbaijan, A qualitative study

Geuken, Jenny LU (2013) SOPA63 20122
School of Social Work
Abstract
Author: Jenny Geuken
Title: Coping Strategies of internal refugees in Baku, Azerbaijan, A qualitative study
Supervisor: Kristina Göransson

Abstract
This paper explores how internal refugees living in Baku, from the area of Nagorno-karabakh, have coped with trauma during the waiting period of returning to their home regions. Also including how they have dealt with the waiting period itself and not just their trauma. Results were reached using a qualitative research method in the form of interviewing 10 Internal refugees. The data was later analyzed through the transactional coping theory. All participants of the study used hope of returning to their home regions, helping- and talking to each other about their problems. Other coping... (More)
Author: Jenny Geuken
Title: Coping Strategies of internal refugees in Baku, Azerbaijan, A qualitative study
Supervisor: Kristina Göransson

Abstract
This paper explores how internal refugees living in Baku, from the area of Nagorno-karabakh, have coped with trauma during the waiting period of returning to their home regions. Also including how they have dealt with the waiting period itself and not just their trauma. Results were reached using a qualitative research method in the form of interviewing 10 Internal refugees. The data was later analyzed through the transactional coping theory. All participants of the study used hope of returning to their home regions, helping- and talking to each other about their problems. Other coping strategies employed were patience, withdrawal, work and visiting graves. They have used both approach- and avoidant styles of coping. Avoidant styles of coping were more common in dealing with their trauma, while approach styles of coping was common in dealing with stressors of everyday life as a internal refugee. There were also differing attitudes towards the idea of receiving mental health services where the majority would not use them. Instead all internal refugees desired to return home. (Less)
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Geuken, Jenny LU
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SOPA63 20122
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Trauma, IDP mental health, IDP mental healthcare, Coping strategies, dealing with trauma, Azerbaijan.
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English
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3629077
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2013-04-02 15:35:20
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Title: Coping Strategies of internal refugees in Baku, Azerbaijan, A qualitative study
Supervisor: Kristina Göransson

Abstract
This paper explores how internal refugees living in Baku, from the area of Nagorno-karabakh, have coped with trauma during the waiting period of returning to their home regions. Also including how they have dealt with the waiting period itself and not just their trauma. Results were reached using a qualitative research method in the form of interviewing 10 Internal refugees. The data was later analyzed through the transactional coping theory. All participants of the study used hope of returning to their home regions, helping- and talking to each other about their problems. Other coping strategies employed were patience, withdrawal, work and visiting graves. They have used both approach- and avoidant styles of coping. Avoidant styles of coping were more common in dealing with their trauma, while approach styles of coping was common in dealing with stressors of everyday life as a internal refugee. There were also differing attitudes towards the idea of receiving mental health services where the majority would not use them. Instead all internal refugees desired to return home.},
  author       = {Geuken, Jenny},
  keyword      = {Trauma,IDP mental health,IDP mental healthcare,Coping strategies,dealing with trauma,Azerbaijan.},
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  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Coping Strategies of internal refugees in Baku, Azerbaijan, A qualitative study},
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