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Louisiana State University

1982

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An Analysis Of The Psycho-Social Adjustment Patterns Of The Haitian "Boat People" In New Orleans, In 1981, Elisabeth Babette Wainwright May 1982

An Analysis Of The Psycho-Social Adjustment Patterns Of The Haitian "Boat People" In New Orleans, In 1981, Elisabeth Babette Wainwright

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This study was designed to analyze the psycho-social adjustment of the recent Haitian refugees in the United States. Emphasis was placed on their social, political and economic attitudes, and on relevant cultural and socio demographic characteristics. For comparative purposes the study included a sample of Haitian refugees living in the Unites States and a matched sample of Haitians living in Haiti. In-depth, face-to-face, semi-structured interviews were conducted in New Orleans, Fort Lauderdale, Miami and various provinces in Haiti. In addition, a creole translation of the Middletown Alienation Scale was administered to subjects in New Orleans and in Haiti. Findings indicate ...