Title

Quality of life among refugee children in Malaysia : a brief report

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies

Publication Date

1-1-2015

Volume

10

Issue

4

First Page

294

Last Page

299

Publisher

Routledge

Keywords

Demographic factors, Malaysia, Quality of life, Refugee children

Abstract

Most refugee children in Malaysia face an extremely difficult situation. This report is therefore aimed to explore the demographic variables that are relevant to the quality of life (QoL) among refugee children in Malaysia. A total of 89 refugee children were recruited from five refugee education centres. Children were asked to complete their demographic information on the Youth QoL – short form (YQoL-S), and the Multidimensional Students’ Life Satisfaction Scale (MSLSS). The results suggest that the main predictors of QoL were deported experience, level of education, and employment status among fathers of refugee children. Researchers, the government, and NGO programmers should work hand in hand to develop better policies to improve these indicators among refugee children.

DOI

10.1080/17450128.2015.1092624

Print ISSN

17450128

E-ISSN

17450136

Funding Information

This work was supported by the Mr Frederick (grant number 4429/001). {4429/001}

Publisher Statement

Copyright © 2015 Taylor & Francis. Access to external full text or publisher's version may require subscription.

Full-text Version

Publisher’s Version

Language

English

Recommended Citation

Siah, P.-C., Lee, W.-Y., & Goh, L.-Y. (2015). Quality of life among refugee children in Malaysia: A brief report. Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies, 10(4), 294-299. doi: 10.1080/17450128.2015.1092624

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