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Title:
THE INFLUENCE OF CULTURE SHOCK ON THE PSYCHOSOCIAL ADJUSTMENT OF REFUGEES IN NAIROBI, KENYA

Authors:
Imelde Ndayisaba, Stephen Asatsa (PhD), Cosmas Kagwe (PhD)

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1 Imelde Ndayisaba, 2Stephen Asatsa (PhD), 3Cosmas Kagwe (PhD)
1,2. Department of Psychology, The Catholic University of Eastern Africa.
3. Department of Psychology, The Tangaza University.

MLA 8
Ndayisaba, Imelde, et al. "THE INFLUENCE OF CULTURE SHOCK ON THE PSYCHOSOCIAL ADJUSTMENT OF REFUGEES IN NAIROBI, KENYA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 8, Aug. 2019, pp. 5624-5640, ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=430. Accessed Aug. 2019.
APA
Ndayisaba, I., Asatsa, S., & Kagwe, C. (2019, August). THE INFLUENCE OF CULTURE SHOCK ON THE PSYCHOSOCIAL ADJUSTMENT OF REFUGEES IN NAIROBI, KENYA. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(8), 5624-5640. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=430
Chicago
Ndayisaba, Imelde, Stephen Asatsa, and Cosmas Kagwe. "THE INFLUENCE OF CULTURE SHOCK ON THE PSYCHOSOCIAL ADJUSTMENT OF REFUGEES IN NAIROBI, KENYA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 8 (August 2019), 5624-5640. Accessed August, 2019. ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=430.

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Abstract:
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the influence of culture shock on the psychosocial adjustment among refugees and asylum seekers in Kawangware area, Nairobi County, Kenya. The study was guided by Maslow's theory on the hierarchy of needs and Deprivation theory by Samuel Stouffer. The study employed the descriptive survey design. The target population comprised of 395 refugees and the staff members of organizations dealing with refugees' welfare in Kawangware area, Nairobi Kenya. A total sample of 80 participants (75 refugees and 5 staff members) out of 395 refugees and staff members were selected using simple stratified random sampling. The study used a questionnaire and interview guides to collect primary data from refugees and the staff members respectively. Quantitative data was analysed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 23. Both descriptive (frequencies, percentages, means and standard deviation) and inferential (correlation) analyses were conducted. The study established that there was a strong negative correlation between culture shock and psychosocial adjustment among refugees. The study recommended that humanitarian services among refugees should include psychosocial support and that counsellors needed to focus on culture shock as a major mental health issue among refugees.