“Long term solutions for the self-reliance of Syrian paternally-orphaned institutionalized refugees

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dc.contributor.author Sharabati, Nour
dc.date.accessioned 2022-06-16T06:22:39Z
dc.date.available 2022-06-16T06:22:39Z
dc.date.copyright 2021 en_US
dc.date.issued 2021-05-17
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/13694
dc.description.abstract Financial dependence on institutional and humanitarian aid to make a living is not a durable solution for refugees. To reduce the long-term effect of dependence, an action in fostering self-reliance in refugees is needed. This study explores the phenomenon of the effect of institutionalization on refugees that reside at institutions and their over dependence on the providers. It also examines the institution’s current vision and the implementation of all its components leading to creating a new evidence-based vision for future years. The study was conducted at a Non-Governmental-Organization (NGO) in Gaziantep, Turkey that caters for Syrian paternally orphaned refugees and their mothers. A case study research design was the most appropriate for studying this phenomenon in its natural setting. The purposive sample consisted of different stakeholders: the founder of the institution, a board member, director, educational advisor, activities coordinator, residence supervisor, 20 mothers, and 10 paternally orphaned young adults. The instruments used in the case study were both qualitative and quantitative, whose items were derived from the research questions and the reviewed literature to ensure credibility. Data were collected through observations, semi structured interviews, questionnaires and document analysis. A deductive data analysis was implemented for the observations, interviews and documents, using a color-coding system that was based on priori codes from the reviewed literature. Simultaneously, inductive search for additional emerging codes continued throughout the process. Data from the questionnaires were presented as descriptive frequency counts. Using the data set that consisted of different data forms, the findings signify the necessity to redesign the current vision of the NGO, one whose implementation would foster self-reliance by promoting academic and professional development. The findings also indicate the need to create changes in the structures of institutions to reduce the negative impact of long-term institutionalization on the development of their inhabitants. According to a proposed and clear timeframe, the families would prepare themselves to gradually transition to independence while integrating themselves into the community. The findings also show the importance of collaboration between institutionalized refugees, policy makers and international organizations to co-create the needed changes and consequently help in linking temporary aid to development and self-reliance. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Refugees, Syrian -- Turkey en_US
dc.subject Self-reliance in children en_US
dc.subject Orphans -- Psychology en_US
dc.subject Children of single parents -- Psychology en_US
dc.subject Adoption -- Psychological aspects en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title “Long term solutions for the self-reliance of Syrian paternally-orphaned institutionalized refugees en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle A case study” en_US
dc.term.submitted Spring en_US
dc.author.degree MA in Education en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201100341 en_US
dc.author.commembers Greaves, Morten
dc.author.commembers Bahous, Rima
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 online resource (xvi, 122 leaves): col. ill. en_US
dc.author.advisor Nabahani, Mona
dc.keywords Self-reliance of refugees en_US
dc.keywords Institutionalization en_US
dc.keywords Syrian Refugees in Turkey en_US
dc.keywords Paternal orphans en_US
dc.keywords Institutional changes in orphanages en_US
dc.description.bibliographiccitations Includes bibliographical references (leaf 85-87) en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2022.220
dc.author.email nour.sabbaghsharabati@lau.edu en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/thesis.php en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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