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Title: Adolescents' well-being in Lebanon : a psychometric study of and reflections upon young people's experience of the trauma of war
Author: Tayara, Rana
Awarding Body: University of York
Current Institution: University of York
Date of Award: 2011
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If Article 22 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states that "Everyone, as a member of society, has the right to social security and is entitled to realisation, through national effort and international co-operation and in accordance with the organization and resources of each State, of the economic, social and cultural rights indispensable for his dignity and the free development of his personality" is taken as a fundamental right for each individual to develop a healthy psychological state, then protecting the mental health of individuals everywhere is a priority. This priority becomes more critical during conflict, where psychological well-being is threatened by several traumatic experiences. This thesis investigated thepost-traumatic-growth of Lebanese after the war in 2006 and its relation to resiliency, personality and emotional intelligence as well as internalising and externalising behaviour in a sample of 549 Lebanese Adolescents from four main regions in Lebanon (Beirut, South, BekaaValley and the North of Lebanon). Strong correlations were found between the different types of war experiences and resiliency, personality factors and Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Bereavement, combat and displacement were found to negatively correlate with resiliency subscales, whereas witnessing violence was found to positively correlate with resiliency subscales. Furthermore, shelling was found to positively correlate with conscientiousness, while deprivation was found to negatively correlate with neuroticism. Finally witnessing violence and involvement in hostilities were found to correlate negatively with PTSD. Resiliency was also found to mediate between war traumas and internalising behaviours in a sample of Lebanese adolescents from the South of Lebanon and the Bekaa Valley. More specifically, emotional reactivity was found to mediate the relation between shelling and internalising behaviour in a sample of Lebanese adolescents from the South of Lebanon, whereas Sense of Relatedness was found to mediate the relation between involvement in hostilities and internalising behaviours in a sample of Lebanese adolescents from the Bekaa Valley.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.550370  DOI: Not available
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