Original Articles

The Impact of Poverty on Women's Psychosocial Well-being: Narratives from Zimbabwean Migrant Women in South Africa

Published in: Journal of Psychology in Africa
Volume 20, issue 2, 2010 , pages: 193–197
DOI: 10.1080/14330237.2010.10820363
Author(s): Regis ChiresheWalter Sisulu University, South Africa


The study investigated the psychosocial impact poverty has had on Zimbabwean migrant women. The sample comprised 7 female participants (3 professional teachers and 4 informal traders) who had migrated to South Africa because of poverty. Their age ranged from 16 to 55 years. In-depth interviews were conducted using an interview guide. Thematic analysis was used to analyse the data. The migrant women's health and well-being were compromised from poverty related experiences while sojourners.

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