Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11851/8555
Title: Examining Psychological Resilience and Posttraumatic Growth Following Terrorist Attacks in Turkey
Authors: İkizer, Gözde
Ozel E.P.
Keywords: Posttraumatic growth
Psychological trauma
Resilience
Terrorism
adult
article
Connor Davidson resilience scale
controlled study
correlation analysis
female
human
major clinical study
male
mental health care
outcome assessment
posttraumatic growth (psychology)
psychological resilience
religion
remission
terrorism
Turkey (republic)
university student
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Source: Ikizer, G., & Ozel, E. P. (2021). Examining psychological resilience and posttraumatic growth following terrorist attacks in Turkey. Traumatology, 27(2), 236.
Abstract: Acts of terrorism, being highly prevalent across the world, disrupt community and social functioning and can lead to negative psychological reactions in individuals. However, positive outcomes can also be evoked after adverse experiences. The current study aimed to explore two salutogenic or positive outcomes—resilience and posttraumatic growth (PTG)—following exposure to terrorist attacks. The sample included 331 university students who were exposed to a terrorist attack in Turkey during the last 18 months prior to data collection. Participants responded to the Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale, the Posttraumatic Growth Inventory, and a participant information form. The relationship between resilience and PTG was examined through correlation analysis and regression analyses with linear and quadratic components. Resilience and PTG were positively correlated. Tendency toward spirituality was the only resilience domain that was significantly correlated with all domains of growth. Total score of resilience was significantly associated with scores on all subscales of the Posttraumatic Growth Inventory except appreciation of life. Results indicated that only linear relationships existed between domains of resilience and PTG in the study sample. The positive and linear association between resilience and PTG suggests that resilience may be an important tool for facilitating growth. After terrorist attacks, mental health care planning should adopt a patient-centered approach that acknowledges the possibility of positive outcomes following traumatic events and focuses on the impact as well as recovery phases in traumatized individuals. © 2020 American Psychological Association
URI: https://doi.org/10.1037/trm0000255
https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11851/8555
ISSN: 1534-7656
Appears in Collections:Psikoloji Bölümü / Department of Psychology
Scopus İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / Scopus Indexed Publications Collection
WoS İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / WoS Indexed Publications Collection

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