Posttraumatic stress and posttraumatic growth and their relationship to coping and self-efficacy in Northwest Australian cyclone communities
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Pooley, J. and Cohen, L. and O'Connor, M. and Taylor, M. 2013. Posttraumatic stress and posttraumatic growth and their relationship to coping and self-efficacy in Northwest Australian cyclone communities. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy. 5 (4): pp. 392-399.
Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy
School of Psychology and Speech Pathology
The main focus of disaster research conducted to date has been on providing insights into the negative consequences of experiencing a serious threat or adversity. The present study extends this research endeavor by investigating the positive posttrauma resiliency experiences of 512 survey respondents living in four cyclone-prone communities in Northwest Australia. The findings reveal that disaster stress is often accompanied by disaster growth and, thus, provides an alternative resilience-based way of viewing postdisaster interventions. (PsycINFO Database Record © 2013 APA, all rights reserved).