Date of Completion
Honors College Thesis
Type of Thesis
refugee, maternal, parent, community, strengths-based
The following exploratory correlational study examined the relationships among trauma severity, social support, and parenting self-efficacy in a sample of mothers who are refugees living in Vermont. Results showed a significant negative correlation between trauma and parenting efficacy, and suggested that trauma is differentially associated with parenting efficacy depending on social support. Analysis implicated collectivist social norms, family dynamics, coping mechanisms, and survivor mentality in the explanation of these patterns.
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Papka, Sophia Valeria, "Mothers who are Refugees: An analysis of trauma, social support, and parenting efficacy." (2017). UVM Honors College Senior Theses. 224.