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.

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Abstract

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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ID Code: 6427
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: For more information please refer to the publisher's website (see link) or contact the author. Author contact details : j.shakespeare-finch@qut.edu.au
Keywords: trauma, posttraumatic growth, grounded theory
DOI: 10.1080/15325020600671949
ISSN: 1532-5032
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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