A grounded theory approach to understanding cultural differences in posttraumatic growth
Shakespeare-Finch, Jane E. & Copping, Alicia (2006) A grounded theory approach to understanding cultural differences in posttraumatic growth. Journal of Loss and Trauma: International Perspectives on Stress and Coping, 11(5), pp. 355-371.
The last ten years has seen a surge of research move away from a pathogenic paradigm of trauma to embrace a positive psychological approach. Research has predominantly used instruments such as the Posttraumatic Growth Inventory (PTGI) to ascertain mean levels of positive post-trauma change, yielding mixed results across cultures. Addressing a gap in current knowledge, this paper uses a Grounded Theory approach to discover dimensions of PTG in an Australian population. Results indicate that there are commonalities between Australian and US populations in the experience of PTG and also some differences, specifically in the areas of spirituality, religiosity and compassion.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
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|Keywords:||trauma, posttraumatic growth, grounded theory|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2006 Taylor & Francis|
|Copyright Statement:||First published in Journal of Loss and Trauma: International Perspectives on Stress and Coping 11(5):pp. 355-371.|
|Deposited On:||04 Apr 2007 00:00|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 13:31|
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