It is often difficult for youth to recognize and share their construct systems let alone to discuss how these systems guide their thoughts and behaviours. The purpose of this methodological article is two-fold: Firstly, it aims to present and detail four interview techniques we adapted from Personal Construct Psychology, to use in a physically co-located or in an online approach, with 42 participants between 16 and 24 years-old from a variety of North American and European countries affected by the Syrian refugee influx; secondly it presents a five-step approach to data analysis, with the aim to develop an in-depth understanding of the participants’ construct systems. Our objective was to explore how this youth construed online interactions about the Syrian refugee crisis and how they anticipated the influence of social media content on the resettlement of Syrian refugees in host countries.
Naffi, N. & Davidson, A.-L. (2017). Engaging Host Society Youth in Exploring How They Construe the Influence of Social Media on the Resettlement of Syrian Refugees. Personal Construct Theory & Practice, 14, 116-128. Retrieved from: http://www.pcp-net.org/journal/pctp17/naffi17.pdf