Serenity in Political Uncertainty

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dc.contributor.author Doumit, Rita
dc.contributor.author Afifi, Rema A.
dc.contributor.author Devon, Holli A,.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-11-28T09:24:24Z
dc.date.available 2016-11-28T09:24:24Z
dc.date.copyright 2015 en_US
dc.date.issued 2016-11-28
dc.identifier.issn 0887-9311 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/4859
dc.description.abstract College students are often faced with academic and personal stressors that threaten their well-being. Added to that may be political and environmental stressors such as acts of violence on the streets, interruptions in schooling, car bombings, targeted religious intimidations, financial hardship, and uncertainty of obtaining a job after graduation. Research on how college students adapt to the latter stressors is limited. The aims of this study were (1) to investigate the associations between stress, uncertainty, resilience, social support, withdrawal coping, and well-being for Lebanese youth during their first year of college and (2) to determine whether these variables predicted well-being. A sample of 293 first-year students enrolled in a private university in Lebanon completed a self-reported questionnaire in the classroom setting. The mean age of sample participants was 18.1 years, with nearly an equal percentage of males and females (53.2% vs 46.8%), who lived with their family (92.5%), and whose family reported high income levels (68.4%). Multiple regression analyses revealed that best determinants of well-being are resilience, uncertainty, social support, and gender that accounted for 54.1% of the variance. Despite living in an environment of frequent violence and political uncertainty, Lebanese youth in this study have a strong sense of well-being and are able to go on with their lives. This research adds to our understanding on how adolescents can adapt to stressors of frequent violence and political uncertainty. Further research is recommended to understand the mechanisms through which young people cope with political uncertainty and violence. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Serenity in Political Uncertainty en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SON en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200200810 en_US
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Holistic nursing practice en_US
dc.journal.volume 29 en_US
dc.journal.issue 2 en_US
dc.article.pages 78-86 en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/HNP.0000000000000077 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Doumit, R., Afifi, R. A., & Devon, H. A. (2015). Serenity in political uncertainty. Holistic nursing practice, 29(2), 78-86. en_US
dc.author.email rita.doumit@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://journals.lww.com/hnpjournal/Abstract/2015/03000/Serenity_in_Political_Uncertainty.4.aspx en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1374-2751 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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