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ERIC Number: EJ1073105
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1037-2911
Sudanese Adolescent Refugees: Acculturation and Acculturative Stress
Poppitt, Gillian; Frey, Ron
Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling, v17 n2 p160-181 Dec 2007
This study explored acculturation and acculturative stress in Sudanese adolescent refugees living in Brisbane. Twenty Sudanese adolescents participated in semi-structured interviews which revealed that the main source of acculturative stress was related to concern over English language proficiency, issues of parental control and conflicting cultural rules. However, optimism for the future was also evident in all the interviews. The results suggested the need for culture specific counselling practices and ongoing English language and cultural support for Sudanese refugee children in mainstream schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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