Quotation Renner, Walter, Laireiter, Anton-Rupert, Maier, Marco. 2012. Social support as a moderator of acculturative stress among refugees and asylum seekers. Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal 40 (1): 129-146.


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A group of 63 refugees and asylum seekers, comprising 27 women and 36 men with a mean age of 33.08 years (SD = 10.3) from Chechnya and Afghanistan were granted sponsorship for 6 months and were randomized to an intervention or waiting-list control group. Only those participants who had been traumatized benefited from the intervention. For the traumatized subsample, sponsorship led to a significant and stable decrease in anxiety, depression, and psychological problems as compared to the control group, with effect sizes comparable to those of psychotherapy. As the effects were palliative rather than instrumental, sponsorship did not instigate improvements in acculturation, societal contact, or coping capability. Women benefited from the intervention more than men, and Afghans benefited more than Chechens.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal
Citation Index SSCI
Language English
Title Social support as a moderator of acculturative stress among refugees and asylum seekers
Volume 40
Number 1
Year 2012
Page from 129
Page to 146
Reviewed? Y

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Maier, Marco (Former researcher)
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Laireiter, Anton-Rupert (University of Salzburg, Austria)
Renner, Walter (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
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Institute for Statistics and Mathematics IN (Details)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5509 Psychological methodology (Details)
5700 Applied statistics, social statistics (Details)
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