Educated Syrian Working Women: Evaluation of the Acculturation Process




Syrian Working Women, Acculturation, Social Identity, Intersectionality, Adaptation


Turkey is the country with the largest Syrian refugee population in the world. This research examines how Syrian-educated refugee women perceive their acculturation experiences and their life experiences pre- and post-migration. Women (ten participants) who were educated in their country and had working experience participated in the study. The study in the qualitative research method is in the phenomenological design. Research data were collected using a semi-structured interview form developed by the researcher.

The experiences of the participants have evaluated seven titles. Migration and post-migration; interaction in the post-migration process; relations in the post-migration process; social identity, intersectionality, and discrimination; professional life; life satisfaction and adaptation; expectations. As a result of the research, it has been determined that participants' lives pre- and post-migration changed, and women's education facilitated their language learning, acculturation, and adaptation.


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Author Biography

Betül Dilara Şeker, Van Yuzuncu Yil University, Department of Psychology

Dr Dilara Şeker works at the Department of Psychology at Van Yuzuncu Yil University. She was previously Assistant Professor of Psychology at Manisa Celal Bayar University. She was also a visiting research fellow at Regent's University London in 2013.




How to Cite

Şeker, B. D. (2022). Educated Syrian Working Women: Evaluation of the Acculturation Process. Migration Letters, 19(6), 869 –.