Forced Displacement in Yugoslavia: A Meta-Analysis of Psychological Consequences and Their Moderators

  title={Forced Displacement in Yugoslavia: A Meta-Analysis of Psychological Consequences and Their Moderators},
  author={Matthew Porter and Nick Haslam},
  journal={Journal of Traumatic Stress},
A meta-analysis was conducted to synthesize what is known about differences in mental health between refugees and nonrefugees from the former Yugoslavia. The analysis focused on moderating effects of a variety of enduring, contextual stressors. Results indicated that refugees suffer significantly more mental health impairment than nonrefugees. The psychological consequences of forced displacement were found to vary significantly as a function of chronic stressors (e.g., locus of displacement… 

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