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Prevalence and predictors of low future expectations among Syrian refugees resettled in Sweden
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Public Health and Sport Science, Public Health Science. Department of Medicine and Public Health, The Swedish Red Cross University College, Stockholm, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0459-1496
Department of Medicine and Public Health, The Swedish Red Cross University College, Stockholm, Sweden, Division of Insurance Medicine, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden .
Division of Insurance Medicine, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.
Division of Insurance Medicine, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.
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2019 (English)In: Heliyon, ISSN 2405-8440, Vol. 5, no 10, article id e02554Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background

Future Expectation is important for motivation and wellbeing, however drastic life events such as in refugee situations may result in low expectations. This study aims to investigate the prevalence and determinants of low future expectations among Syrian refugees resettled in Sweden.

Methods

A random sample of 1215 Syrian refugees resettled in Sweden responded to questionnaire. Weighted analyses and adjusted relative risks were conducted to determine the prevalences and predictors of low future expectations. Synergy index was calculated for low social support and depression in relation to low expectations.

Results

The prevalences of low future expectations for labour market, social and economic intergration were 10.9%, 13.4% and 14.1% respectively. Longer stay in Sweden, being older, low social support and depression were associated with low future expectations. The simultaneous presence of depression and low social support had a synergistic effect on low social expectation.

Discussions

Understanding and addressing factors related to low future expectations among refugees may be useful for facilitating their labour market, social and economic integration.

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Elsevier, 2019. Vol. 5, no 10, article id e02554
Keywords [en]
Psychology, Sociology, Expectations, Migration, Social support, Depression, Refugee, Labour market, Asylum, Syria, Sweden, Synergy
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Health Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-30880DOI: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2019.e02554ISI: 000494641300142PubMedID: 31692714Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85073469886OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-30880DiVA, id: diva2:1367738
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Funding statement:

This work was supported by The Swedish Ministry of Employment, with contributions by The Swedish research council for health, working life and welfare, The Swedish Red Cross and The Swedish Red Cross University College.

Available from: 2019-11-05 Created: 2019-11-05 Last updated: 2019-12-05Bibliographically approved

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