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AuthorWeinberg, Abraham A. author
TitleMigration and Belonging [electronic resource] : A Study of Mental Health and Personal Adjustment in Israel / by Abraham A. Weinberg
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1961
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Descript 424 p. online resource


by LOUIS GUTTMAN Fitting it is for the World Mental Health Year that a fundaยญ mental research monograph should appear, devoted to one of the universal - but perhaps inadequately recognized - problems of our times: mental health and personal adjustment problems of immigrants. Many types of demographic data on migration are readily available from a variety of official sources. Social scientists who have addressed themselves to the subject have many plausiยญ ble hypotheses about sociopsychological factors leading to miยญ gration and the effects of migration upon later adjustment. Conclusions based upon empirical psychological and psychiatric research are few and far between. Is it true that a person who is willing to depart his homeland voluntarily for another country must be better adjusted than others in order to be able to brave the idea of making the change? Or is the converse true? While it would be of great interest to study potential migrants before they leave, and the conditions under which they leave, the present monograph is devoted to research at the other end of the problem. What type of immigrant adjusts well after arrival in the new country, and under what conditions? The unusual situation of Israel in absorbing, in a short span of time, people from many countries of origin afforded a unique opportunity for this type of study


Summary -- Methodology, Theories, Facts -- One / The Challenge of Comparative Research -- Two / Mental Health and Migration in Previous Research -- Three / A Preliminary Working Hypothesis for a Comparative Study of Mental Health -- Four / Procedure and Scope of the Research Project -- Five / Methodology -- Findings of the Research -- Six / Composition of Investigated Samples -- Seven / Depth Interview I. Interrelations between General Adjustment and Mental Health -- Eight / Depth Interview II. General Adjustment, Mental Health and some Character Traits -- Nine / Depth Interview III. General Adjustment, Mental Health and Physical Health -- Ten / Depth Interview IV. General Adjustment, Mental Health and Childhood Experiences -- Eleven / Depth Interview V. General Adjustment, Mental Health and Persecution before Immigration -- Twelve / Depth Interview VI General Adjustment, Mental Health and Outlook on Life (Lebensanschauung) -- Thirteen / Depth Interview VII. General Adjustment, Mental Healthy Immigration and Resettlement -- Fourteen / Written Questionnaire I. Student-Teacher and Interstudent Relationships, Differences in Adjustment -- Fifteen / Written Questionnaire II. At-Home Feeling in the Ulpan in Relation to Other Variables. General Adjustment and Affiliation. A Temporary Community? -- Sixteen / Written Questionnaire III. Relations of Psychosomatic Complaints to Other Variables, Indicative of Psychodynamics in Psychosomatic Medicine -- Seventeen / Homoscedastic and Heteroscedastic Relations -- The Need for Belonging -- Eighteen / Immigrantsโ{128}{153} Resettlement and Belonging -- Nineteen / Personal Adjustment โ{128}{148} A Homeostatic Psychodynamism -- Twenty / Interpersonal Relations and Belonging -- Twenty-One / Amending the Working Hypothesis through Clarification of Concepts -- Twenty-Two / An Operational Theory of Mental Health and Adjustment -- Twenty-Three / Follow-up Investigation -- Conclusions and Outlook -- Twenty-Four / Methodological Conclusions -- Twenty-Five / Practical Conclusions. Mental Health and Social Services for Migrants -- Epilogue / Standing Up to the Challenge -- References -- Appendices -- I / Depth Interview: I. Questionnaire -- II / Depth Interview: II. Explanatory List of Coding -- III / Depth Interview: III. Model of Recording Form -- IV / Depth Interview: IV. Index Form for Punching Machine -- V / Written Questionnaire -- VI / Tables 1 through 55

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