This study explores how post migration stressors influence the mental health and socioeconomic integration of the Eritrean refugees living in the Netherlands. The post-migration stressors experienced by the refugees were explored with specific emphasis on influence of family and friends, language barrier, cultural differences and attitude of the local residents. The five Eritrean refugees were individually interviewed using the semi-structured interviewing technique. The five interviews were analyzed using content analysis approach. The main findings of the study were that the Eritrean refugees living in the Netherlands are presently facing some post-migration stressors which are affecting their mental health and their socioeconomic integration. Another main finding is the role aspirations plays in the lives of these refugees, their aspirations and resilience to achieve more for themselves. Based on the findings of this study, a holistic approach (which involves intervention and management of stressful experiences by different mental health practitioners) is proposed to address the different post migration stressors that the Eritrean refugees experience in the Netherlands.
Funmilayo is from Nigeria. She is presently studying at the Radboud University, the Netherlands for her Master degree. She has a strong interest in researching and writing on topics which range from international migration, health and wellbeing, and the environment.
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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Eritrean refugees, post migration stressors, socioeconomic integration, Netherlands
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General