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Social psychiatry

, Volume 19, Issue 3, pp 135–141 | Cite as

An analysis of problems of resettlement of the Indochinese refugees in the United States

  • Perry M. Nicassio
  • J. Kirby Pate
The Changing Social Context

Summary

This paper describes the results of a survey investigation on the adjustment of 1638 Indochinese refugees who have resettled in the United States. Refugees reported several areas of adjustment difficulty, although problems which reflected the trauma of separation and emigration were viewed as the most serious. Education, income, and employment were significantly related to indices of acculturation and alienation, thus indicating an interdependence between socioeconomic and sociocultural areas of adjustment. The importance of reinforcing mechanisms of social support among refugees is discussed.

Keywords

Public Health Social Support Adjustment Difficulty Survey Investigation Indochinese Refugee 
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© Springer-Verlag 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Perry M. Nicassio
    • 1
  • J. Kirby Pate
    • 1
  1. 1.Vanderbilt University School of MedicineNashvilleUSA

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