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Acceptance of and preparation for a refugee centre : the individual, community and institutional factors

Zweers, Charlotte S. (2016) Acceptance of and preparation for a refugee centre : the individual, community and institutional factors.

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Abstract:Based on the community engagement theory of Douglas Paton (2006) research has been conducted on the influence of individual, community and institutional factors on the resilience, displayed in a community in anticipation of a refugee centre. Resilience was operationalized by the acceptance of the refugee centre and the extent to which the they intent to prepare for it. We have selected and compared two districts (one upper-class, one lower-class) bordering the site of the refugee centre. We expected a difference in acceptance and intention to prepare between the two, which indeed turned out to be the case. The upper-class district showed a more positive attitude towards the refugee centre. Because of certain characteristics of the districts we assumed a difference in sense of community, but this turned out not to be the case. Affect appeared to be the best predictor of acceptance, combined in one district with self-efficacy, and in the other with risk-perception. For intent for preparation, outcome expectancy proved to be the best predictor. In conclusion we can say that the individual factors appeared to influence resilience in a community the most.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
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1989, Nederland
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology MSc (66604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/70328
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