Document Type

Journal Article

Faculty

Faculty of Computing, Health and Science

School

School of Psychology and Social Science / Lifespan Resilience Research Group

RAS ID

14176

Comments

This article was originally published as: Pooley, J. , Cohen, L. , O'Connor, M. , O'Conner, M., Taylor, M. F. (2012). Posttraumatic stress and posttraumatic growth and their relationship to coping and self-efficacy in Northwest Australian Cyclone communities. Psychological Trauma , 5(4), 1-8. Original article available here

©American Psychological Association, [2012]. This paper is not the copy of record and may not exactly replicate the authoritative document published in the APA journal. Please do not copy or cite without author's permission. The final article is available, upon publication, at: [10.1037/a0028046]

Abstract

The main focus of disaster research conducted to date has been on providing insights into the negative consequences of experiencing a serious threat or adversity. The present study extends this research endeavor by investigating the positive posttrauma resiliency experiences of 512 survey respondents living in four cyclone-prone communities in Northwest Australia. The findings reveal that disaster stress is often accompanied by disaster growth and, thus, provides an alternative resilience-based way of viewing postdisaster interventions.

DOI

10.1037/a0028046

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