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Conflict Exposure, Economic Welfare, Perception on the Post-Conflict Aid, Social Capital, and Mental Emotional Problem among Adults in Aceh Utara District

Conflict Exposure, Economic Welfare, Perception on the Post-Conflict Aid, Social Capital, and Mental Emotional Problem among Adults in Aceh Utara District


Ibnu Mundir


Abstrak

This study examined the prevalence of mental emotional problem and its relations with level of exposure to conflict, perceptions on the post-conflict aid provision, household economic welfare, social capital components, and demographic factors among adults in Aceh Utara, Indonesia. The study was conducted 7 years after the 2005 peace agreement and participated by 575 randomly selected participants. Using a cut off score 7, the prevalence of mental emotional problem among all participants was 38.4%. The mental emotional prevalence among male and female participants was 43.1% and 33.7%, respectively. The mental emotional problem was predicted by age, female gender, household’s inability to fulfill basic needs, less sources of individual social support, and negative perceptions on the aid provision. On the other hand, the conflict exposure did not predict nor was correlated with the mental emotional problem. It showed that, seven years after the conflict formally ended, adults’ mental health in Aceh Utara district was more influenced by their current conditions rather than their past conflict experiences.

 



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