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dc.contributor.advisorShepman, Astrid
dc.contributor.authorReimers, Kristin*
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-01T14:15:40Z
dc.date.available2019-04-01T14:15:40Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationReimers, K. (2018). Brexit and its psychological impact: A qualitative study on the well-being of EU-citizens based in the UK. (Master's thesis). University of Chester, United Kingdom.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/622071
dc.description.abstractResearch on the relationship between well-being and environmental factors demonstrated that adverse living conditions and extreme life events can have temporary or longer lasting effects on the well-being of individuals, depending on the severity of the event and the resilience of those affected. This qualitative study aimed to investigate how Brexit impacted the well-being of EU-citizens living in the UK. By applying thematic analysis, 43 testimonies of individuals who shared their personal Brexit story, were analysed, revealing three main themes: ‘living with uncertainty’, ‘experiencing discrimination’ and ‘identity questioned’. Discussing these themes in light of previous research, this study suggests Brexit affected contributor’s subjective, psychological and social well-being negatively and was potentially traumatising for individuals of vulnerable groups. Although the majority of EU-citizens are likely to recover to their former level of well-being after Brexit, further studies on this population are needed to investigate how many EU-citizens are in need of professional help to overcome the psychological impact Brexit had on their lives. “Brexit means Brexit” for Theresa May but what it means for EU-citizens living in the UK seems to be defined by their current living situation and their resilience.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Chesteren_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectBrexit impacten_US
dc.subjectEU citizensen_US
dc.titleBrexit and its psychological impact: A qualitative study on the well-being of EU-citizens based in the UKen_US
dc.typeThesis or dissertationen_US
dc.type.qualificationnameMScen_US
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters Degreeen_US


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