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Coping with Stress in the Forced Repatriation of Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Refugee Children among Swedish Police Officers and Social Workers
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Police Education Unit at Umeå University. Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Epidemiology and Global Health.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Police Education Unit at Umeå University. Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2017 (English)In: Psychology, ISSN 2152-7180, E-ISSN 2152-7199, Vol. 8, no 1, 97-118 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Police officers and social workers are key actors in the forced repatriation of unaccompanied asylum-seeking refugee children. Police officers are tasked with arranging the children's departure, whereas social workers are responsible for the children's well-being during their stay in Sweden. To gain a better understanding of how to handle stressors and cope effectively with forced repatriation work, the current study aimed to describe and compare police officers' and social workers' coping strategies for forced repatriation work, controlling for sociodemographic characteristics and social support. Nationally distributed surveys to social workers (n = 380) and police officers (n = 714) with and without experience of forced repatriation were used, analyzed by univariate and multivariable regression models. The police officers used more planful problem-solving and self-controlling strategies, whereas the social workers used more escape-avoidance, distancing and positive reappraisal coping. Additionally, social workers with experience in forced repatriation used more planful problem-solving than those without experience. Police officers involved in forced repatriation manage their work stress via adaptive coping strategies and control over the situation, whereas social workers use more maladaptive coping strategies. Concrete tools are needed at the individual level to strengthen key actors' ability to support the well-being of unaccompanied asylum-seeking refugee children.

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Scientific Research Publishing, 2017. Vol. 8, no 1, 97-118 p.
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Coping, Police Officers, Social Workers, Sweden, Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Refugee Children
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Applied Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-131713DOI: 10.4236/psych.2017.81007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-131713DiVA: diva2:1075426
Available from: 2017-02-19 Created: 2017-02-19 Last updated: 2017-03-19Bibliographically approved

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