Start Date

8-5-2020 12:00 AM

Document Type

Poster Session

Department

Social Work

Advisor

Jennifer First, PhD

Abstract

Many immigrants face mental health issues following exposure to war, persecution, and political upheavals from their countries of origin. Post immigration challenges such as shattered social and cultural networks, living conditions, impoverishment, and job procurement contribute to mental health risk factors. This study examines adult immigrants who utilize mental health services at Gateway Community Services. This exploratory research project utilized a cross sectional study and employed quantitative methods. Three participants who self-identified as adult immigrants were recruited using convenience sampling methods. Case managers administered questionnaires to clients to assess their perceived self-esteem. Bi-variable analysis was used to calculate data using Rosenberg’s Perceived Self-Esteem Scale to measure self-esteem. Initial findings show no significant reports of high perceived self-esteem among immigrants who use mental health services.

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May 8th, 12:00 AM

Self-Esteem Among Immigrants Using Mental Health Services

Many immigrants face mental health issues following exposure to war, persecution, and political upheavals from their countries of origin. Post immigration challenges such as shattered social and cultural networks, living conditions, impoverishment, and job procurement contribute to mental health risk factors. This study examines adult immigrants who utilize mental health services at Gateway Community Services. This exploratory research project utilized a cross sectional study and employed quantitative methods. Three participants who self-identified as adult immigrants were recruited using convenience sampling methods. Case managers administered questionnaires to clients to assess their perceived self-esteem. Bi-variable analysis was used to calculate data using Rosenberg’s Perceived Self-Esteem Scale to measure self-esteem. Initial findings show no significant reports of high perceived self-esteem among immigrants who use mental health services.

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