—The purpose of this research is to explore the
psychological distress and discrimination experienced by
refugees from Myanmar in Malaysia. A narrative inquiry
approach and an in depth interview were chosen to get in touch
with the social world of the refugees. Bronfenbrenner’s (1979)
ecological theory was used to examine the psychological distress
of the participants in their social context. The findings revealed
the social, economical and psychological discrimination
experienced by these refugees while waiting for the opportunity
to be relocated to a new country.
—Discrimination, narrative inquires,
psychological distress, refugees, social context.
S. K. Low is with the Department of Psychology & Counseling, Faculty
of Arts and Social Science Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, 31900, Kampar
Malaysia (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Sew Kim Low, Jin Kuan Kok, and Wan Ying Lee, " Perceived Discrimination and Psychological Distress of
Myanmar Refugees in Malaysia," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 201-205, 2014.