The relationships among psychological resilience, intercultural sensitivity and empathetic tendency among teachers of Syrian refugee children in Turkey


Uzar-Ozcetin Y. S. , Çelik S., Ozenc-Ira G.

HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE IN THE COMMUNITY, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/hsc.13215
  • Journal Name: HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE IN THE COMMUNITY
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus, Academic Search Premier, ASSIA, Abstracts in Social Gerontology, AgeLine, Agricultural & Environmental Science Database, CAB Abstracts, Child Development & Adolescent Studies, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Psycinfo, Public Affairs Index, Social services abstracts, Sociological abstracts
  • Keywords: culture, education, empathy, refugee, resilience, teacher, EDUCATION, STUDENTS, SCHOOL

Abstract

Within the provision of education, teachers typically have the closest contact and play a key role in meeting the needs of refugee children through effective communication to achieve culturally qualified education and the provision of more humanistic approach. This descriptive cross-sectional design study is aimed to explore the relationships among psychological resilience, intercultural sensitivity and empathetic tendency in teachers of Syrian refugee children in Turkey. Data were collected from 367 teachers of Syrian refugee children. Teachers of Syrian refugee children who participated in the study had a high level of psychological resilience, moderate level of empathic tendencies and a high level of intercultural sensitivity. Statistically significant relationships were found among study variables. The data reveal that there is a relationship among psychological resilience, intercultural sensitivity and empathetic tendency among teachers of Syrian refugee children in Turkey. Furthermore, regression analysis revealed that psychological resilience significantly supports intercultural sensitivity and empathic tendencies.