Resettlement Factors Associated with Subjective Well-Being among Refugees in Australia: Findings from a Service Evaluation

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Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies


This study examines levels and predictors of seven subjective well-being (SWB) domains among 236 former clients of a refugee resettlement service in Sydney, Australia. Study design was guided by a conceptual model of refugee integration. Participants reported healthy levels of SWB, except in the Standard of Living domain. They were highly satisfied with the SWB domains of Personal Safety, Future Security, and Feeling Part of the Community. Perceived competence in daily living and strong social connections predicted SWB. Findings reinforce the value of considering multiple intersecting resettlement factors which equip refugees to build satisfying lives in their new country. Supplemental data for this article is available online at

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