Volume 21, Issue 4 (winter 2016)                   IJPCP 2016, 21(4): 281-296 | Back to browse issues page

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Naghavi A. Qualitative Study of Spirituality and Resilience from the Perspective of Iranian Immigrant Women in Melbourne (Australia) . IJPCP. 2016; 21 (4) :281-296
URL: http://ijpcp.iums.ac.ir/article-1-2524-en.html
Department of Counseling, Faculty of Education and Psychology, University of Isfahan , Email:Naghaviaz@yahoo.com
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Objectives: The aim of the current study was to qualitatively investigate spirituality and resilience from the perspective of a group of Iranian immigrant women in Melbourne (Australia). Method: The study was performed using qualitative ethnographic research method. Thus, the target population was observed for 2.5 years and took part in semi-structured in-depth interviews and informal conversations. Results: The results showed that the majority of participants experienced high resilience and the spirituality/religiosity was one of the most effective factors in adapting to existing situation. Also, the experience of resilience and spirituality had led to a feeling of psychological health. Conclusion: According to the obtained results, spirituality/religiosity not only can create a framework for finding meaning in pain, and dealing with crisis but also can enhance the individual’s psychological health.

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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Psychiatry and Psychology
Received: 2016/06/25 | Accepted: 2016/06/25 | Published: 2016/06/25

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