Posttraumatic growth and its impact factos among earthquake victims in Sichuan
To investigate the posttraumatic growth and its impact factors in victims having experienced Wenchuan earthquake and living in community in one of the most severe disaster area. With the Impact of Event Scale- Revised (IES-R), Posttraumatic Growth Inventory (PTGI) and questions about the objective and subjective influences (e.g. economic loss, personal feelings) of the earthquake to the subjects, data were collected from 2403 victims living in a temporary community of Pengzhou, a severe disaster impacted area. 2106 valid questionnaire were analyzed for the related factors influencing posttraumatic growth. The age of subjects and PTSD symptoms could predict posttraumatic growth significantly. Both objective and subjective influence of the earthquake on victims contributed significantly to posttraumatic growth, whereas they became less or not significant when PTSD symptoms were accounted into the regression model. PTSD symptoms were the most important factor to predict posttraumatic growth; economic loss for individual experiencing the earthquake could also predict posttraumatic growth stably.
Original Work Citation
Qain, M. (2010, July). Posttraumatic growth and its impact factos among earthquake victims in Sichuan. Presentation at the 1st EMDR Asia Conference, Bali, Indonesia
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