Social support, resilience and social reintergrationof formerly abducted children.
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ABSTRACT The study was conducted to investigate the relationship between social support, resilience and social reintegration of formerly abducted children. Based on the review of previous research, it was hypothesised that individuals who perceived more social support and resilience would have better social reintegration. It was also hypothesised that there would be a relationship between social support and resilience. The sample consisted of 150 male (50.7%) and female (49.3%) formerly abducted children between the ages of 12 to 18 years, who were living in internally displaced person’s camps (IDPs) in Gulu district. Participants who were randomly selected completed four instruments; demographics questionnaire, the resilience scale (RS), Social support questionnaire (SSQ), and the community integration questionnaire (CIQ). Analysis of the data using Pearson’s correlation coefficients revealed that the social support and resilience were not significantly associated with social integration. A significant relationship was also not found between social support and resilience. Limitations of the study findings, suggestions for future research and intervention implications were discussed.