“You got to apply seriousness”: A phenomenological inquiry of Liberian women refugees’ coping

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
L. DiAnne Borders, Burlington Industries Excellence Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Liberian women's coping with refugee resettlement in the United States was examined. The authors analyzed interviews of 10 women according to van Manen's (1990) hermeneutic phenomenology. Nine themes, grouped within 3 coping categories (adopting culturally sanctioned attitudes, engaging with a new environment, and situating oneself in a narrative), were identified. Implications include the need for counselors to use holistic and advocacy-based counseling approaches and facilitate coping by cultural meaning making of experiences.

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Journal of Counseling & Development, 92, 294-303
Language: English
Date: 2014
refugee women, coping, phenomenology

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