Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
College for Community Health
Thesis Sponsor/Dissertation Chair/Project Chair
This dissertation presents the findings of a qualitative study exploring the negotiation of faith among Afro-Caribbean immigrants regarding their decision to seek support with the stress of adjusting to the United States. The analysis revealed that Afro-Caribbean immigrants experience high-stress levels as they pursue economic, professional and social advancement in the United States. The persistence of these stressors, with long-lasting residual effects, warrants psychological support. Migrants, although relying heavily on their faith for support with this stress, are willing to seek support. However, they must work through worries of caution and trust and need to discern whether seeking support may be right for them.
Pamphile, Shanta K., "An Examination of Faith and Faith-Based Practices on Help-Seeking Behaviors Among Afro-Caribbean Immigrants in the United States" (2023). Theses, Dissertations and Culminating Projects. 1353.
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