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Title: Posttraumatic growth : an investigation into the processes of growth through trauma
Author: Kyte, Elizabeth
Awarding Body: University of Warwick
Current Institution: University of Warwick
Date of Award: 2017
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Traumatic and adverse life events are startlingly prevalent occurrences, which can have a significant impact on a person’s sense of self and wellbeing. Posttraumatic growth (PTG) encompasses growth as an outcome and growth as a process, and can include both negative and positive changes. Understanding factors associated with PTG, and supporting people within this process, is an important area of development, especially given its significance for individuals and communities around the globe. Chapter 1 is a systematic review of empirical research relating to PTG among refugees and asylum seekers (RaAS). The review seeks to critically appraise evidence relating to facilitators of, and obstacles to, PTG; and emerging evidence relating to interventions that may promote PTG. Chapter 2 is a quantitative study investigating the relationships between unconditional positive self-regard (UPSR), rumination style (RS), and PTG over time. The paper discusses new findings regarding the relationship between UPSR and RS, together with findings supporting existing research addressing the relationships between RS and PTG, and UPSR and PTG. Chapter 3 is a reflective account of the overall research process. Parallels are drawn between PTG and learning processes, and this is expanded upon to explore themes relating to transitions and attachment emerging from the literature review. Consideration is given to wider training and clinical contexts.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Clin.Psy.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: BF Psychology