Geçici Koruma Altındaki Suriyelilerin Gelecek Beklentileri ve İyilik Hali Arasındaki İlişkinin İncelenmesi
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Turkey, is one of the countries highly affected by the migration, resulting from the civil war in Syria. Since March 2011 Turkey assumed an "open door policy" toward Syrian citizens. As a result it became the country of choice for millions of Syrian reguees who face various issues and challenges. Including victimization of war and struggles involving their current living circumstances. The current study examined the relationship between Syrians “Expectations from Future” and their level of perceived “Wellness” as well as associations between a set of demographic variables and their level of perceived wellness. Participants of the study were a total of 370 volunteer adults (45.5%; 183 women and 50.5%; 187 men) living in Serik Village in Antalya distric of Turkey. They were ricuited though snowball sampling. Three instruments were used for data collection. Personal Information Form inquiring participants demographic information (gender, marital, status, age, occupation, years of presence in Turkey, such as knowledge of Turkish proficiency level) were developed by the researchers. In addition, the WHO Wellbeing Scale with 5 items was used for data collection. There were 14 questions in total, 11 of which are multiple choice and 3 of which are open-ended, for future expectations in the questionnaire form. All three forms were given to participants in the Arabic language. Results showed that participants’ wellbeing differed significantly according to their responses to 6of the items on the “Future Expectation Questionnaire”. In addition, it was observed that well-being differed according to demographic variables such as receiving economic aid, loss of life in war, age, length of stay in Turkey, perceived income level, needing psychological support and post war plan. Findings and limitations of the study were discussed along with recommendations for mental health professionals, researchers and policy makers.