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dc.contributor.authorKianpour, Saeiden_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-01T06:00:17Z
dc.date.available2020-08-01T06:00:17Z
dc.date.issued2019-02-07
dc.identifier.othervt_gsexam:17409en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/99462
dc.description.abstractAt the end of 2016, approximately 65.6 million individuals were displaced forcibly around the world because of generalized violence, persecution, violation of human rights, or conflict such as civil war (UNHCR, 2016). The purpose of this study is to: (a) explore Syrian refugees after displacement in the US, (b) give voice to refugee fathers, and (c) advance knowledge for marriage and family therapists, who are working with refugee families. Eight Syrian refugee fathers who were displaced in the last two years and living in Indiana, US shared their experiences through in-depth interviews. After transcribing and translating the interviews, thematic analysis, a flexible research tool that provides a reach and complex account of data, was used to analyze the data. Four main themes emerged from fathers: displacement stress, loss of extended family connections, experiences of isolation, and identity changes with provider role. A thematic map also is created illustrating how the stress of displacement and being far away from extended families profoundly influence provider identities and family interactions. In addition, the contextual model of family stress is used to customize fathers� experience of displacement. The inferences from this study provide guidance for marriage and family therapists, mental health practitioners, and organizations working with refugee families.en_US
dc.format.mediumETDen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.subjectSyrian Refugeeen_US
dc.subjectDisplacementen_US
dc.subjectExtended Familyen_US
dc.subjectFamily Dynamicen_US
dc.subjectFamily Stressen_US
dc.titleSyrian Refugee Fathers Perceptions of Identity and Family Dynamics in the U.S. after Displacementen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.departmentAdult Learning and Human Resource Developmenten_US
dc.description.degreePHDen_US
thesis.degree.namePHDen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHuman Developmenten_US
dc.contributor.committeechairGrafsky, Erika Len_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSmith, Cynthia Leaen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDolbin-MacNab, Megan Leighen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBenson, Mark Jen_US


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