Publications Publication - Egyptian and Roma Adolescents’ Perspectives on Their Developmental Assets in Albania During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Une publication de Diana Miconi et collègues, soutenue par l'Axe Santé mondiale et le programme SantéCap suite au concours de soutien à des initiatives structurantes menés par des stagiaires au post-doctorat (2019-2020). Special Section-Issue: Journal of Research on Adolescence (Août 2021). En libre accès.


Diana MiconiEglantina DervishiNora WiiumJanique Johnson-LafleurSilva IbrahimiCécile Rousseau

Authors' abstract

This mixed-method study explores the accessibility of developmental assets among Egyptian and Roma minority youth in Albania during the COVID-19 pandemic. Six focus groups were conducted in August 2020 with Egyptian (n = 16) and Roma (n = 15) adolescents (14–20 years, Mage = 16.71; SDage = 2.00; 14 girls and 17 boys). In addition, adolescents rated how much they experienced each developmental asset. Descriptive and thematic analyses highlighted: (1) low developmental assets and barriers to accessing resources, (2) mental health concerns and coping strategies, (3) the role of proximal contexts of life, and (4) experiences within the society in terms of discrimination, integration, and contribution to society. Inter-sectoral community-based interventions are urgently needed to mitigate the impact of the pandemic on minority youth.