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Title: Resilience Level and Protective Factors for Refugee Children in Pugnido Refugee Camp, Gambella Regional State, Ethiopia.
???metadata.dc.contributor.*???: Yekoyealem Dessie(Dr)
Zewedie, Legesse
Keywords: psychologically well within disruptive
Issue Date: Jun-2017
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: This study focused on resilience as the ability to adapt and function psychologically well within disruptive and traumatic environments including refugee camps. It is intended to study level of resilience in refugee children in Pugnido refugee camp. Furthermore, investigating protective factors as well as the relationship among sociodemographic characteristics and resilience against the risk factors (living in refugee camp with shortage of basic subsistence) were other objectives of this study. Quantitative and qualitative research method were applied on data collection, analysis and interpretation of the results. Despite the fact that refugee children are living under difficult circumstances in the camps due to changes in life perspectives such as life style, living environment, culture and norms as well as loss of properties; the researcher found them resilient. 82% of the children in the research site Pugnido Refugee Camp scored above the average point on the Connor – Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RISC). There is no statistically significant difference observed in resilience among boys and girls as well as between children from different age group. However; the finding of this particular study clearly indicated the association between resilience with education and the family settings. There is a significant difference in resilience between children in school and out of school where children in school found resilient but children out of school are not. Likewise, the study found children living with biological parents, extended and faster families are more resilient than those children living without adult care. It implies that refugee children need adequate education services and appropriate adult care in addition to other basic services in the refugee camps. Furthermore, practicing cultural exercises and ritual ceremonies are found paramount for children to stay resilient and the refugee community and children should be provided with opportunities to sustain their cultural chores after the displacement.
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