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

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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