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An investigation of the psychological distress of Muslim migrants in Australia

Khawaja, Nigar G. (2007) An investigation of the psychological distress of Muslim migrants in Australia. Journal of Muslim Mental Health, 2(1), pp. 39-56.

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Abstract

The present study investigates the psychological distress of Muslims migrants in Brisbane, Australia. Literature indicates that a range of demographic and psychosocial factors are related to the psychological distress of the migrants. Two hundred and eighty Muslims were asked to complete a variety of questionnaires in either English or Arabic language. A series of analyses of variances indicated that participants' psychological distress was affected by their marital and visa status. Further, hierarchical regression indicated that psychological distress of the participants was predicted by their perceived difficulties with the English language, lack of social support, and tendency to use emotional and avoidance coping. It is expected that the study's findings will assist mental health workers, working in a multicultural settings, to understand and treat the mental health issues of Muslim migrants in Australia.

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ID Code: 7484
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Muslim migrants and psychological distress
DOI: 10.1080/15564900701238526
ISSN: 1556-4908
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Health Clinical and Counselling Psychology (170106)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Taylor & Francis
Copyright Statement: This is an electronic version of an article published in [Journal of Muslim Mental Health 2: 39-56.].
Deposited On: 02 May 2007
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2012 13:00

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