oa IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - Life satisfaction and self-esteem among Liberian refugees in Ghana
|Article Title||Life satisfaction and self-esteem among Liberian refugees in Ghana|
|© Publisher:||IFE Centre for Psychological Studies (ICPS)|
|Journal||IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Psychology, University of Ghana, Legon-Accra|
|Publication Date||Mar 2000|
|Pages||76 - 87|
|Keyword(s)||Demographic characteristics, Depression, Hazards, Life satisfaction, Loneliness, Low self-esteem, Mental health, Moral support, Persecution, Post-migration stress, Refugee resettlement and Unemployment|
This study investigated self esteem and life satisfaction among Liberian refugees in Ghana. A total of 90 refugees (45 males and 45 females) participated in the study. By use of questionnaires, it was found that majority of refugees are not satisfied with their present life. It was further observed that males generally indicated they were more satisfied with life than females. No significant difference was found between males and females regarding self-esteem. A positive correlation was however found between self-esteem and life satisfaction. Implications of the findings are discussed.
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