MEASURING AMBIGUITY TOLERANCE OF SYRIAN WOMEN WITH TEMPORARY PROTECTION STATUS

Abstract

Author(s): ?mran UZUNASLAN, Ay?e Sezen SERPEN

Ambiguity is defined as uncertainty about any situation or event, lack of information, not knowing the course of causal relationships. However, tolerance against uncertainty is defined as “ambiguity tolerance". Determining the ambiguity tolerance level is significant to support and empower the individual socially and psychologically. This research was conducted to examine ambiguity tolerance of Syrian women under temporary protection status in terms of some demographic variables. This study was conducted with 18-50 age Syrian women with temporary protection status who speak Turkish and living in Viran?ehir and Ceylanp?nar counties of ?anl?urfa province. In the study, 217 Syrian women with temporary protection status were determined by snowball sampling method. The participants were given Socio-demographic Information Form and Ambiguity Intolerance Scale. The T-test was used to determine the differences related to age, working status and presence of relatives living in the city in order to examine the Ambiguity Intolerance Scale according to socio-demographic variables; single factor Anova was applied depending on the variables of education and marital status. The obtained data were analyzed through SPSS package program. As a result of the study, it was found that the ambiguity tolerance of women varied according to the variables of education (p <0.05), marital status (p <0.001), working status (p <0.05) and presence of relatives living in the city (p <0.01). According to the results, it was suggested that social workers should work on the following subjects: to plan women's studies in micro, meso and macro dimensions, to have information about the Syrian legal regulations, to be in contact with non-governmental organizations, local administrations and related ministries, to perform informative and educative roles in the planned execution of studies, empowering in practice, to be culturally competent.

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