The current study aims to compare the level of psychological well-being and its six sub-components (self-acceptance, independence, social relations with others, purposeful life, personal growth, and environmental empowerment) between the displaced Iraqis residing in the Kurdistan Region and the Kurdish citizens in the region and to know the statistically significant differences in psychological well-being For the displaced Iraqis according to the variables (age, gender, educational level, and socio-economic status). The study was conducted on a sample consisting of (240) displaced Iraqis, and (240) Kurdish citizens. The descriptive-analytical approach was used based on the scale of Psychological wellbeing by Ryff (1989), which consists of (84) items and was developed at the University of Wisconsin Medical Center and was renewed in 2002. According to the results of the analysis, the level of psychological well-being among the displaced Iraqis is less than the level of psychological well-being among the Kurds. Furthermore, a significant difference was found between the psychological well-being of the displaced Iraqis and the Kurdish citizens in each of its six dimensions. The results also indicated a significant difference in the psychological well-being of the displaced Iraqis according to the gender variable. The study also found that there was a lack of a significant difference in the psychological well-being of the displaced Iraqis according to the variable (age, educational level, social and economic status). In light of these results, the researcher presented some recommendations.
Raza, Nazanin Othman Mohammed; Beyrami, Mansour; Pur, khalil Ismail; and Nosratabadi, Touraj Hashemi
"Psychological Well-Being of Displaced Iraqis (A Comparative Study),"
Journal of STEPS for Humanities and Social Sciences: Vol. 1
, Article 9.
Available at: https://doi.org/10.55384/2790-4237.1210
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