Exploring Factors Associated with Psychological Resilience Among Earthquake Survivors from Turkey

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.


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Citation Formats
G. Ikizer, A. N. Karancı, and C. Dogulu, “Exploring Factors Associated with Psychological Resilience Among Earthquake Survivors from Turkey,” JOURNAL OF LOSS & TRAUMA, pp. 384–398, 2016, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/32256.