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dc.contributor.authorKarancı, Nuray Ayşe
dc.contributor.authorAcartürk, Ceren
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-08T08:29:24Z
dc.date.available2015-09-08T08:29:24Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.identifier.citationKarancı, N.A., Acartürk, C. (2005). Post-traumatic growth among marmara earthquake survivors involved in disaster preparedness as volunteers. Traumatology, 11(4), 307-323. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/153476560501100409en_US
dc.identifier.issn1534-7656
dc.identifier.issn1085-9373
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1177/153476560501100409
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11376/2076
dc.descriptionAcartürk, Ceren (Dogus Author)en_US
dc.description.abstractAlthough the negative mental health effects of traumatic experiences have been extensively examined, research has also demonstrated that people can experience a range of positive outcomes as a result of exposure to various kinds of traumatic life events. This study examined the impact of being a volunteer in a nongovernmental disaster preparedness organization, together with pre-disaster, within disaster and post-disaster variables, on posttraumatic growth among the survivors of the 1999 Marmara earthquake. The sample consisted of 200 survivors of the 1999 Marmara earthquake, 100 of whom are volunteers of the Kocaeli Neighborhood Disaster Volunteers Organization (NDV) and a control group of 100 survivors who are not volunteers, from two provinces with varying degrees of impact from the quake. Data were collected 4.5 years after the Marmara earthquake. The questionnaire used for data collection had items on socio-demographic variables, severity of subject's earthquake experiences, perceived social support and three scales assessing psychological distress, coping strategies, and stress related growth level. The results showed that, earthquake experience severity can be grouped into perceived severity of impact and perceived life threat, while coping consisted of problem focused, fatalistic, helplessness and escape coping approaches. Possible factors that may be related to growth were examined with regression analyses. The results showed that, using problem solving/optimistic and fatalistic coping, and being a disaster preparedness volunteer are significant predictors of post-traumatic growth. Results also showed that the significance of being a volunteer appeared only after controlling for coping approaches.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherAmerican Psychological Associationen_US
dc.relation.isversionof10.1177/153476560501100409en_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/closedAccessen_US
dc.subjectEarthquake Preparedness Volunteersen_US
dc.subjectMarmara Earthquakeen_US
dc.subjectPosttraumatic Growthen_US
dc.titlePost-traumatic growth among marmara earthquake survivors involved in disaster preparedness as volunteersen_US
dc.typearticleen_US
dc.relation.journalTraumatologyen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDoğuş Üniversitesi, Fen Edebiyat Fakültesi, Psikoloji Bölümüen_US
dc.contributor.authorIDTR2772en_US
dc.identifier.volume11en_US
dc.identifier.issue4en_US
dc.identifier.startpage307en_US
dc.identifier.endpage323en_US


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