Determining the Correlation Between Social Support and Hopelessness of Syrian Refugees Living in Turkey


YILDIRIM H. , IŞIK K., Firat T. Y. , AYLAZ R.

JOURNAL OF PSYCHOSOCIAL NURSING AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES, cilt.58, ss.27-33, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 58 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3928/02793695-20200506-04
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF PSYCHOSOCIAL NURSING AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.27-33

Özet

The current descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted to determine the correlation between perceived social support and hopelessness of 609 Syrian refugees age >= 16 residing in Gaziantep City, Turkey. A sociodemographic questionnaire, the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support, and Beck Hopelessness Scale were used for data collection. Descriptive statistics, analysis of variance, and regression and correlation analyses were used to analyze the data. Syrian refugees had high levels of hopelessness, particularly motivation loss, and moderate levels of perceived social support. As perceived social support increased, hopelessness, feelings, expectations about the future, and motivation loss decreased. In accordance with these results, hopes of Syrian refugees for the future can be increased by improving their social support system.