2004 Beijing Congress Abstract

Anxiety and depression among Indonesian women immigrants in Malaysia: An exploratory study

AuthorSalam Baco Beddu, Fahrudin Adi, & Haji-Yusuf Mohammad
Location Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia
Abstract Number5132.1
CopyThis study examines anxiety and depression state among Indonesian women immigrants living in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. One hundred and seventy-one women immigrants in Kota Kinabalu were surveyed. A set of questionnaire was administered. Result shows that immigrants experience high anxiety and moderate depression state. This study revealed six psychosocial resources namely assimilation to local environment, relationship with employee, having business with police and immigration, and responsibility to the family, which significantly contributed to the anxiety and depression state among immigrants. Emotional coping was found as the most frequently used as coping strategy.
SessionHealth psychology
Convener and ChairAlison Bowman