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Het vermogen om terug te veren : over de samenhang van veerkracht en posttraumatische groei met psychisch welbevinden bij het omgaan met ingrijpende levensgebeurtenissen

Liere, C. van (2013) Het vermogen om terug te veren : over de samenhang van veerkracht en posttraumatische groei met psychisch welbevinden bij het omgaan met ingrijpende levensgebeurtenissen.

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Abstract:The purpose of this study was to examine the relation between resilience, posttraumatic growth and psychological well-being when dealing with major life events. 78 people completed questionnaires measuring these concepts. For resilience and wellbeing were both used two questionnaires. For well-being, the MHC-SF and the WEMWBS displayed good criterion validity. The scales used to measure resilience, the RS-NL and the BR-S, displayed a slightly lower, but good enough, criterion validity. The research findings indicate that there is no correlation between major life events, resilience, posttraumatic growth and well-being. However, a higher degree of resilience is related to a higher degree of well-being. It appears that the relation between resilience and well-being is stronger when people experience relatively little adverse events. When people experience relatively many major life events, there is a negative relationship between posttraumatic growth and resilience. This leads to the conclusion that resilience only helps people cope when they experience a small amount of adverse life events. In further research, the relation of resilience with well-being and the presence of psychopathology needs to be examined. This can give more insight on the possible differences in relationships of resilience with these dimensions.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/63253
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