Educated Syrian Working Women: Evaluation of the Acculturation Process

Şeker B. D.

MIGRATION LETTERS, vol.19, no.6, pp.869-879, 2022 (ESCI)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.33182/ml.v19i6.2599
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, International Bibliography of Social Sciences
  • Page Numbers: pp.869-879
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


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.