Individual and Collective Posttraumatic Growth in Victims of Natural Disasters: A Multidimensional Perspective

Anna Wlodarczyk, Nekane Basabe, Dario Páez, Loreto Villagrán, Carlos Reyes

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Abstract

© 2017 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. This study set out to incorporate the collective dimensions of posttraumatic growth and examined the construct and predictive validity of The Individual and Collective Posttraumatic Growth Scale (ICPTGS). Participants were 332 volunteers who had experienced the earthquake on February 27, 2010, in Chile. Analysis allowed us to confirm a multidimensional structure composed of four dimensions: individual, spiritual, communal growth, and societal growth. Additionally, we identified association among ICPTGS, perceived emotional impact, and social well-being. This study emphasizes that positive changes resulting from the exposure to collective disasters can be perceived also at the collective or community level.
Translated title of the contributionCrecimiento Postraumático Individual y Colectivo en Víctimas de Desastres Naturales: Una perspectiva multidimensional
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)371-384
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Loss and Trauma
DOIs
StatePublished - 4 Jul 2017

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