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Type: Journal article
Title: Rebuilding life after migration: Research protocol of a mixed methods study on settlement experiences of refugee and migrant youth
Author: Ziaian, T.
Puvimanasinghe, T.
Miller, E.
Augoustinos, M.
Esterman, A.
Baddeley, M.
Arthur, N.
de Anstiss, H.
Tsoulis, E.
Stewart-Jones, T.
Ghassemi, E.
Pir, T.
Citation: PLoS One, 2023; 18(4 APRIL):e0285023-e0285023
Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
Issue Date: 2023
ISSN: 1932-6203
Editor: Wasti, S.P.
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Tahereh Ziaian, Teresa Puvimanasinghe, Emily MillerID, Martha Augoustinos, Adrian Esterman, Michelle Baddeley, Nancy Arthur, Helena de Anstiss, Eugenia Tsoulis, Tamara Stewart-Jones, Effat Ghassemi, Tara Pir
Abstract: Internationally, there is an urgent need to understand factors promoting successful settlement and integration of people with forced or voluntary migration experiences (i.e., refugee and non-refugee migrants). This paper provides a protocol of a mixed-methods investigation of contextual factors of successful settlement and service utilization of youth and their families, as young people could be at higher risk due to stressors associated with pre-migration trauma, post-migration settlement stressors, and adolescent development. This large-scale mixed-methods study will be conducted across three countries. A questionnaire survey will seek responses from 1200 youth aged 15-24 years residing in South Australia, Ontario, Canada, and California, United States of America. The qualitative component of the study will comprise 54 focus groups (324 participants) with youth and their parents/caregivers. The study design allows a range of important phenomena (e.g., different migration pathways and settlement countries) and key questions (e.g., regarding the intersection of migration, settlement, and wellbeing) to be addressed. It also allows for generalizability of findings to be tested across different communities and countries. Findings will support recommendations for policy and practice and may be generalized to advance research with youth and their families. This study is one of the largest, most comprehensive studies of youth settlement.
Keywords: Humans
Focus Groups
Qualitative Research
Transients and Migrants
South Australia
Rights: © 2023 Ziaian et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0285023
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