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

Poh Chua SIAH, Wan Ying LEE, Lee Ying GOH

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)294-299
Number of pages6
JournalVulnerable Children and Youth Studies
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes

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