Exploring Factors Associated with Psychological Resilience Among Earthquake Survivors from Turkey

2016-01-01
Ikizer, Gozde
Karancı, Ayşe Nuray
Dogulu, Canay
This study aimed to explore factors associated with psychological resilience in a sample of 360 survivors of the two earthquakes in Van, Turkey in 2011. Using a survey with measures on various pre-, within-, and post-disaster variables, it has been shown that psychological resilience was influenced by multiple factors, providing empirical evidence for a multifactorial understanding of resilience. Furthermore, the study extended the traditional ways of resilience assessment by including stress-coping ability and severity of trauma-related symptoms as indicators of psychological resilience simultaneously. Findings were discussed considering the implications for research and interventions in the aftermath of natural disasters.
Citation Formats
G. Ikizer, A. N. Karancı, and C. Dogulu, “Exploring Factors Associated with Psychological Resilience Among Earthquake Survivors from Turkey,” pp. 384–398, 2016, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/32256.