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Violence Against North Korean Refugee Women: Doubly Victimized By Repatriation and Premigration Traumatic Experiences

  • This study investigates the influence of traumatic events on the mental health of North Korean refugee women by examining the prevalence and severity of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and anxiety in comparison with their male counterparts (women = 496; men = 131). Our results suggest that women are at greater risk of developing mental health problems than men. In particular, symptoms of PTSD and anxiety were higher among women who experienced forced repatriation to North Korea, which is operationalized as a constellation of gendered traumatic incidents such as sexual abuse, rape, witnessing infanticides, and forced abortion. The policy implications of our results and suggestions for future studies are discussed.

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Author:Eunyoung KimORCiD, Minwoo Yun, Cordula von DenkowskiORCiDGND
DOI original:https://doi.org/10.1177%2F10778012211032706
Parent Title (English):Violence Against Women
Document Type:Article
Year of Completion:2021
Publishing Institution:Hochschule Hannover
Release Date:2023/01/16
Tag:North Korean refugees; mental health problems; refugee women; repatriation; traumatic incidents
GND Keyword:Weiblicher Flüchtling; Psychisches Trauma; Repatriierung; Nordkorea; Frau
Page Number:24
Link to catalogue:1853957909
Institutes:Fakultät V - Diakonie, Gesundheit und Soziales
DDC classes:150 Psychologie
Licence (German):License LogoUrheberrechtlich geschützt