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Youth in the midst of escalated political violence: sense of coherence and hope among Jewish and Bedouin Arab adolescents

Overview of attention for article published in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, August 2017
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Title
Youth in the midst of escalated political violence: sense of coherence and hope among Jewish and Bedouin Arab adolescents
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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, August 2017
DOI 10.1186/s13034-017-0178-z
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Sarah Abu-Kaf, Orna Braun-Lewensohn, Tehila Kalagy

Abstract

During stressful events, individuals (particularly adolescents) from minority groups are often more vulnerable to distress. This claim will be examined in terms of coping resources and stress reactions to escalated political violence. This study aimed to compare coping resources and stress reactions among adolescents from two ethnic groups in southern Israel-Jews and Bedouin Arabs-during a period of escalated political violence (November 2012). The Bedouin Arab group is the ethnic minority of the sample and thus may be more at risk compared to the Jewish group. Data were gathered from 78 Jews and 91 Bedouin Arabs (14-18 years old) by using convenience sampling method. Adolescents were contacted via the Internet or in person by the research team and they completed self-report questionnaires including the Sense Of Coherence Scale (SOC), Hope Index, State Anxiety Inventory, and State Anger Inventory. After a preliminary χ(2) analysis of the sample characteristics, three main sets of analyses were conducted including a two-way MANOVA, zero-order correlations between study variables, and hierarchical multiple regressions. Bedouin Arab adolescents reported lower levels of SOC (F(1, 158) = 3.88, p = 0.04) and higher levels of individual and collective hope (F(1, 158) = 3.94, p = 0.03; F(1, 158) = 17.41, p = 0.001, respectively), as compared to Jewish adolescents. The Bedouin adolescents also reported higher levels of state anger (F(1, 158) = 5.58, p = 0.02). We identified cultural similarities related to the predictive power of coping resources (SOC and individual hope) in explaining state anger (β = -0.29, p = 0.001; β = -0.18, p = 0.045, respectively). However, cultural differences were found to affect the ability of SOC to predict state anxiety; SOC contributed significantly to state anxiety only among the Jewish adolescents (β = -0.45, p < 0.001). These results emphasize the significance of addressing cultural/ethnic factors in attempts to understand mental-health issues among youth during periods of escalated political violence.

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Unknown 36 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 7 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 17%
Researcher 5 14%
Student > Master 4 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 6%
Other 4 11%
Unknown 8 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 11 31%
Social Sciences 5 14%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 11%
Unspecified 2 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 6%
Other 2 6%
Unknown 10 28%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 16 May 2018.
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