Ayat Nashwan

Ayat Nashwan
Yarmouk University | YU · Department of Sociology and Social Service

PhD of Social Work

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Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Social Work at Yarmouk University, in Irbid, Jordan.She was the first female Director of Refugees, Displaced Persons and Forced Migration Studies Center at Yarmouk University from 2018 to 2019. Dr Ayat received her Ph.D. in Social Work from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Social Work, Dr. Nashwan’s research focus is Arab immigrant families across the lifespan in the US, and Refugees and forced migrants in Jordan.
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Background: Health care providers (HCPs) have always been a common target of stigmatization during widespread infections and COVID-19 is not an exception. Aim: This study aims to investigate the prevalence of stigmatization during the COVID-19 pandemic among HCPs in seven different countries using the Stigma COVID-19 Healthcare Providers tool (S19...
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Since the Syrian crisis began ten years ago, 5.6 million Syrians have been forced to flee to neighboring countries. Jordan is not a member of the 1951 Geneva Refugee convention, so Syrians are treated as asylum seekers rather than refugees. This study explores Syrian asylum seekers’ experiences and challenges in Jordan, including the sectors of hou...
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Purpose: The S19-HCPs tool evaluates the stigma towards healthcare providers working with patients with COVID-19. Materials and methods: The psychometric properties of the Arabic and English versions of the S19-HCPs were examined. A survey using the S19-HCPs scale was administered online. Two reliability analyses were used in this study to ident...
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Background: Health care providers (HCPs) have always been a common target of stigmatization during widespread infections and COVID-19 is not an exception. Aim: This study aims to investigate the prevalence of stigma during the COVID-19 pandemic among HCPs in 7 different countries using the Stigma COVID-19 Healthcare Providers tool (S19-HCPs). De...
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Employment is a key issue for refugees, host states, and local communities, whose interests in this area often diverge. Based on an ethnographic qualitative study among Syrian refugees and Jordanian citizens, this research sheds much-needed light on the dynamics of employment of refugees in Jordan. Research findings demonstrate how Syrian refugees...
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This article focuses on the refugees’ labor market integration in the immediate host countries. Drawing from the experience of Syrian refugees in Jordan, it describes how the integration in labor market depends on the alignment of four perspectives: (1) host state perspective, materialized through legal regulations about refugee employment; (2) ref...
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The present study examines honor killings through applying Goffman's theory of stigma when a sample of 207 students of a public university in Jordan attended a literary work performed on stage. The study follows an interdisciplinary method by examining the social interaction between the audience ('normals' from Goffman's point of view) and Salma— t...
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Social work programs in the United States (N=74) were investigated to determine strategies used for recruiting and retaining MSW students of color. Most schools had student populations exceeding 25,000 and combined BSW, MSW, and PhD programs. Data were collected using a Graduate Recruitment and Retention Scale with corresponding and acceptably stab...
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This research investigated differential career choice factors (CCFs) that motivated Black and White graduates to enroll in MSW programs. The purposive sample (N=1,020) was mostly White (66.4%), and consisted of individuals living primarily in Tennessee (71%) and Florida (13.2%), with MSWs from CSWE-accredited schools in 45 states. Most (36%) were s...
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A particularly vulnerable subgroup of refugees are older adults. This qualitative study examined experiences of 22 older Iraqi refugee women. Employing the Conservation of Resources framework, stressors experienced and resiliency demonstrated are explored. Narratives emphasized challenges faced prior to and post entry; participants’ expectations an...
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Background: The US education system must find creative and effective ways to foster the healthy development of the approximately 2 million newly arrived immigrant and refugee adolescents, many of whom contend with language barriers, limited prior education, trauma, and discrimination. We identify research priorities for promoting the school succes...

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This study aims to investigate the prevalence of stigmatization during the COVID-19 pandemic among HCPs in seven different countries using the Stigma COVID-19 Healthcare Providers tool (S19-HCPs).
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This is a pump priming project to be carried out in Jordan to understand these practical obstacles to female labour market activity from the point of view of employers as well as Syrian and Jordanian job-seeking women, and design an intervention aimed at overcoming them. The type of intervention will depend on research findings, but we currently envisage rolling out either a childcare or transportation scheme with selected employer(s). Long-term we aim to secure further funding to implement the intervention and evaluate its effectiveness in attracting and retaining women in employment.
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The primary objective of this study is to investigate the stigma against healthcare providers taking care of COVID-19 patients. This study will serve as a baseline for future stigma interventions and related education.